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The Truly Desperate

The Truly Desperate_Self Titled_2016Fervor Records is delighted to offer up the 5 song, self titled EP, The Truly Desperate. The brainchild of singer/songwriter Mike McFadden, known for his previous work includes with Mile Ends and The Superfine Dandelion – the stuff of 60’s garage/psych legend. The Truly Desperate’s stellar early 90s Rock recordings feature McFadden’s signature songwriting sensibilities coupled with his typically thoughtful lyrics. The band coalesces around McFadden’s Costello meets Petty vocals for a thrilling listen. Enjoy The Truly Desperate today on AmazoniTunes, Spotify and beyond.

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Simplistics complete 30 year journey with Fervor!

Simplistics coverFervor Records is thrilled to reissue the self-titled album by California rockers Simplistics on June 3rd, nearly 30 years to the day it was originally released. A band that is equal parts pop, punk, and surf rock embodies a sound that can only be described as California New Wave. Simplistics, playing under with the kickin’ aliases of Kris Karr (Skaie Knox), Steve St. George (Steve Schroeder), Bob Hotel (John Wardell) and Crazy Frank (Frank Servas), cut their teeth throughout the early 80s playing house parties across Orange County and San Diego – with their record winding up in heavy rotation on the legendary station 91X. Whether rocking out on the Sunset Strip or playing acoustic in-store sets in Tower Records, Simplistics made their presence known. They are a true rock n’ roll story; Skaie made balloon animals around town to pay for recording time, while Steve kept the lights on by driving limos. The band continued playing shows along the West Coast until 2000. Simplistics’ raucous, self-titled debut can be experienced all over again on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
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Boxcar: Rock ‘N Roll Is My Business

Boxcar album coverFervor Records is proud to be the new home of Florida’s legendary Rock n’ Roll act, Boxcar. With the upcoming release of Rock N Roll Is My Business, Fervor will be continuing our tradition of bringing great music into the spotlight. Originally formed in the early 70’s, Boxcar started as a 5-piece out of Jacksonville, before eventually re-forming as a 6-piece outfit in Miami. According to frontman Jim Connor, Boxcar was a truly collaborative effort – having been “fathered, mothered, and beaten into submission by every member of the band.” After sharing the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd and cutting the tracks that now comprise Rock N Roll Is My Business, the band became fixtures at venues across South Beach, performing 5 nights a week throughout the 80s and 90s. Buckle up, and be sure to check out Boxcar on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
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Fervor Dishes Out More 70s Funk

cover_FatCityFervor Records has unearthed a truly outstanding Funk rarity. The band is Fat City, the brainchild of the incredibly soulful singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Marty Ramirez. In the early 70s Marty took his seven piece Funk powerhouse from Phoenix, AZ and hit the road. The band lit up stages across the US, gigging relentlessly on national club circuits. Fat City’s non-stop touring turned the septet into a funky ass horn band that rivaled the likes of Tower Of Power, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. It didn’t take long for folks in Phoenix to realize these boys needed to be in the studio. In 1973 the band started toiling away, in after-hour sessions, at the city’s famed Audio Recorders. The result was an amazingly Funky masterpiece, but somehow the record never saw release…until today! Fervor Records is incredibly proud to offer up Fat City: Ain’t No Time For Stoppin’. Experience Fat City now on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify!
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Chinatown Blows Up The 70s

Ride All Night_Chinatown_2016Fervor Records is proud to release the sophomore effort from tribute rockers Chinatown. “Ride All Night” is the follow up to the 80’s sensation “Takin’ It Sleazy.” Chinatown blew up with high profile placements in TV shows  (Parks & Recreation, The Mentalist, Big Brother, Pysch, Comic Book Men), film (That’s My Boy, Miss Representation) and advertising (Vans). This time Chinatown is taking the dive into heavy 1970s motifs further, cementing their stranglehold on Arena Rock. Get ready to “Ride All Night” with Chinatown on Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

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Now Available from Fervor Records: The Strand

The Strand cover_mediumFervor Records is honored to perpetuate the musical legacy of Bruce Connole, a gifted, multi-faceted musician and songwriter who has enjoyed a string of critically acclaimed bands throughout his amazing career. Throughout the 70s, Bruce was associated with Billy Clone and The Same, followed by The Jetzons in the early 80s. By 1986 Bruce had formed The Strand, a band that helped to define the “Tempe Sound.” It is this sonic movement that would go on to launch many Mill Avenue bands to major-label deals and national prominence. The Strand experienced a different fate, becoming local legends and remaining critical darlings. 30 years later Fervor Records is proud to re-issue The Strand’s self-titled EP which was released by the band on cassette. Experience The Strand across Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and beyond.

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