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.
On January 25th, 2019, the band will release its latest single, Marketing. The single is the first track taken from a five-song EP that will be released in the Spring of 2019. The single was recorded by Ian Gomes (Odonis Odonis, Fake Palms, Greys) at Union Sound Company and mastered by Noah Mintz. The single and other new material were written over 2017 and early 2018, with recording and mixing done over the fall of 2018.
Of the single, the band says:
“Sometimes the only art or images we see while going about our daily lives are those trying to sell us something. Walking around Toronto, you feel the oversaturation of advertisement that everyone is inundated with on a daily basis.
There’s nothing wrong with selling things, but it can be oppressive.
We need to find a better balance between ads and public art – for art’s sake.”
To date, the band has released three self-released albums: Midnight Century (2015), Romanticism (2010) and Revisionist (2012), and a three song EP, A Little Help (2014).