There’s something about the change of seasons that leaves one wanting more. As the ground thaws, I find that the music I’ve listened to all winter is no longer satisfying. If you’re looking for a new album to enjoy this spring, Go Fever’s self titled debut might be the album for you. On paper, Go Fever may seem like a band you’ve heard countless times before: they combine a 1950’s aesthetic with a powerful female vocalist.
Go Fever, however, manages to form a niche within their genre. They evoke the qualities of established, beloved bands without ever sounding hackneyed. “Surprise! I Never Loved You,” for example, feels like the middle ground between Courtney Barnett and the newest Tennis album. “Nobody’s Business,” is the perfect surf rock track for any summer playlist one could create. Song like “Folk Zero” prove that the band can go beyond their immediate genre. Perhaps my favorite song on the album, “Folk Zero” lightly infuses audio feedback without alienating the audience. This is a difficult task, and its achievement provides a full, tactile quality to the song.
Go Fever is definitely a band worth checking out. They can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.