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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Grace and Frankie Are All About Me Me I I

Gracie and Frankie s2 Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston return for the second season of the Netflix comedy smash Grace and Frankie. The streaming sensation has licensed the 1978 Punk rarity “Me Me I I” by The Blades. The band rose to prominence in the hardcore Phoenix, AZ Punk scene of the late 70s. Along with The Blades, the Southwest desert metropolis spawned such notables as The Meat Puppets, The Feederz, Billy Clone and The Same, and JFA (Jody Foster’s Army). The Blades found a home at Fervor Records and now are winning new fans via Frank and Gracie, Episode 207: “The Boar.” Head to Netflix to binge watch Grace and Frankie and listen for The Blades’ “Me Me I I.”

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Exxon Is Sailing Smooth in New Campaign

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Fuel giant Exxon has included a song from guitarist Greg Anderson for the company’s new internet ad. “Sailing Smooth,” from Greg’s Fervor Records release “Blue Ocean,” can be heard in the Exxon Endless Road Trip: “Last Kilometer” campaign. Enjoy “Blue Ocean,” by Greg Anderson on Amazon, iTunes, and/or Spotify.

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Preacher Continues With Fervor

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AMC continues to deliver, this time with the comic book adaption of DC Comics critically-acclaimed Preacher. The show premiered May 22nd with a choice track from Fervor Records, and continues the trend in in Episode 2: “See,” featuring three more gems from the Fervor catalog. Listen this week for 1966’s “Full Grown Man” by Margaret Lewis, 1967’s “Sure Gets Dark When The Sun Goes Down” by Dick Flood, and 1987’s “Long Way Up” by Jailhouse. Experience episode 2 of Preacher on 06.05.16, and click the song titles to enjoy on Spotify!
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Peter Blair In The Do-Over

The Do Over_smallBlue Waves - White Sand_Peter Blair Combo_smallNetflix rolls out Adam Sandler’s new action comedy The Do-Over just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Featured in this streaming exclusive is the title track from saxophonist Peter Blair’s new Fervor Records release Blue Waves White Sand. Enjoy The Do-Over on Netflix starting 05.27.16, and enjoy Peter Blair on Amazon, iTunes, and/or Spotify.

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