THE BLACK FEVER is a post-punk indie rock band based in Toronto, comprised of Shoe (vocals, guitar), Pat Bramm (bass, back-up vocals), and Dan Purpura (drums). The band’s music mixes guitar-based post-punk influences with lead bass lines and propulsive drums, while reflecting the band’s focus on melody and concise songwriting.
The band’s 2015 album, Midnight Century, is the follow-up to two self-released albums, Romanticism (2010) and Revisionist (2012), and a three song EP, A Little Help (2014).
Midnight Century was produced by Jon Hawkes and mastered by Noah Mintz. The 10 track album was written over 2013 and 2014, and includes the three tracks from their 2014 EP. Three of the tracks were recorded in Toronto in the fall and winter of 2013/2014, with the remaining seven tracks recording in 2015.
Of the album, the band says:
“Midnight Century reflects the band’s live sound, and displays a breadth of musical styles and influences. The album is about reconciling the fantastic possibilities of life with the crushing realities of the modern world.”