Just over a year after making a mark on LA’s underground scene and releasing the celebrated EP Crab in Honey, Fever the Ghost has become ascendant. Coming after tours with Sean Lennon, Temples, and Flaming Lips, their debut album Zirconium Meconium demonstrates that the band’s success is not a result of hype. Rather, it stems from their ability to sleekly marry esoteric tendencies with inescapable melodicism, combining interstellar vibrations and a sense of youthful wonder into an unparalleled pop sound.
Get a taste of the album on sprawling, trippy lead single “Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage).” Dancing between the group’s delicate and raucous tendencies, the track gives listeners a glimpse into a far-out and expansive psychedelia that aims to musically interpret the third dimensional integration process from the perspective of vital force energy incarnating into the physical world. Weirdly addictive, “Vervain” may be the most unique pop hit you’ll ever hear.
“It sounds like Rush making a version of [the Rolling Stones‘] Satanic Majesties Request… this Fever the Ghost record, like them, is just not of this dimension.”
-Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips)
RIYL: Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, MGMT, Tame Impala, David Bowie, Kuroma
Label: Complicated Game
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