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 May 24th, 2019, the band will release its latest single, No Work. The single is the second track taken from a five-song EP, Unarticulated Wants, that will be released on June 14th, 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:
“Remember when there were a ton of pop songs titled “Work” that played on the radio constantly? Rihanna had one, and Fifth Harmony had “Work From Home.”
Given the plight that many people are facing in the modern economy, the title “No Work” just came to us, and the lyrics flowed from there. It seemed appropriate to talk about given how tough it is – particularly for younger people or newer graduates from university or college – to find and keep a good job.
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).