Fervor Records incredible stash of 1980’s vintage cult classics has been lighting up the Carrie Diaries all season. Episode 209 of the CW hit features 3 jewels from the Fervor archives. Hey, from Phoenix Power Pop sensations Blue Shoes and I’m a Mess and No Fun from Boston’s The Outlets. Click the song title to download your copy of these outstanding 80s deep cuts from Fervor Records on iTunes.Read More
Thanks to Nicki Escudero of the Phoenix New Times for the coverage of The Frozen Ground placements….click on the image to read the full article!Read More
New Lionsgate suspense-thriller The Frozen Ground hits theaters this weekend and sports not one, not two, but SEVEN songs from the Fervor catalog, and all of them are artists from Arizona.
Starring A-listers Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, 50 Cent and Vanessa Hudgens, this true-story takes place in 1980’s Anchorage where a serial killer had been on the loose for years, killing dozens of young women and burying them in the tundra. One victim escapes and enlists the help of a state trooper to find her assailant and get justice.
Keeping up with the authenticity of the truth-based story, the music selection is derived from original 30+ year old recordings. The 7 Fervor cuts come from a handful of critically acclaimed, wildly popular bands of the early 80’s Phoenix music scene.
Two syncs come from ultra-cool New Wave sensation The Jetzons. They are 4-3-1 and Real Time, found on the Fervor Records release The Complete Jetzons.
Another one was an offering by their colleagues, Power Pop pioneers Blue Shoes. The track is Hey, from the Fervor Records release The Best of Blue Shoes.
And for fans of the rough and tumble Oi! branch of Punk, The Rogues track Triumph Over Will is in the mix, available on the Fervor Records release Oi! Detroit.
And finally, there’s Loosely Tight. This band packed arenas with the glory of straight-ahead Rock and Roll, and managed to land THREE songs from their Fervor Records release The Best of Loosely Tight in the film. The tracks are: Let Me Go Crazy, These Walls Between, and Fightin’ Society.
Catch all 7 Fervor tunes in the new suspense film, and get a thrill from not only a gruesome true story, but also a nice full hit of the trendsetting music scene from early 80’s Phoenix, AZ.
Phoenix’s late 70’s Power Pop pioneers Blue Shoes are still huge in Japan and fans continue to garner top dollar for their highly collectible original vinyl records.
Their colleagues, The Jetzons, were Arizona’s most critically acclaimed and wildly popular progenitors of New Wave when it hit in the early 80’s, and are credited with inspiring later successes from the region like The Gin Blossoms.
Both bands have best-of collections available on Fervor Records and regularly see their vintage cuts appear in television, independent films and big Hollywood blockbusters like the forthcoming John Cusack/Nicholas Cage film The Frozen Ground or network hits like Parenthood (NBC).
Today, Fervor launched a pair of Vintage Masters EP’s, one from Blue Shoes and one from The Jetzons. Not a single tune on either album has ever been released before, and they were all original, authentic, lost recordings from the vaults of the late 70’s-early 80’s.
Beyond The Best of Blue Shoes offers a selection of boundary-pushing, Post-Punk picks that fans of Cheap Trick, Blondie or The Knack will surely enjoy, while The Jetzons: The Lost Masters will no doubt strike a chord with fans of XTC, The Psychedelic Furs, Duran Duran or The Cars.
Available now worldwide.