The three members of Austin's Feverbones first came together when singer-guitarist Abraham Shook was looking to add some depth to his then-upcoming 2014 solo album, "Sun Marquee." He brought on drummer-songwriter Matthew Shepherd and multi-instrumentalist-songwriter Christopher Cox to collaborate and expand the perspective that he was trying to detail. Cox and Shepherd had already gained a reputation in Austin as a formidable rhythm section both in their own work and in their tenures with various local bands.
Feverbones was created as a way for these veteran music-makers to bounce their individual musical eccentricities off of one another and to record the resulting chaos and noise. They released a self-titled EP in 2014 on Puctum Records and have since toured and recorded with artists like Shearwater, Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow, Adam Torres and Monk Parker.
The band will release their new record, "Dream Talk," on April 13 via Austin Town Hall Records. Written and recorded over the past 3 years, the album has been described by the band as "stories of heat-induced hallucinations, a heartbroken runaway's foolhardy attempt to disappear overseas, mundane city life, apocalyptic nights, strange nomadic characters, waking by still waters at Balmorhea."
On recent single, "Sight Below," the band reveals coils of tightly woven electric guitar riffs, a psych-influenced density and just enough pop attitude (the synths and atmospheric flourishes) to keep everything from feeling too austere. Their brand of wiry indie rock is filled with deft touches of '70s psychedelia and a propulsive pop swagger. Vocals entangle and distort, creating a wonderfully warped foundation from which the band doles out their feverish breakdowns and lithe rock revelations. The song is nimble in its production, keeping one step ahead of our expectations while laying the tracks of its own evolution. The band allows these sounds to grow and bloom, allowing them to rise and fall according to their own ravenous instincts.