"Inhabiting a space somewhere in between Daydream Nation and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Battle of Ever-more’, Feral Conservatives sound like if Thurston Moore’s gingery noise-imbued locks were squeezed as fertilizer onto a rural Americana countryside. This is no bad thing. Comprised of Virginian multi-instrumentalists Rashie Rosenfarb and Matt Francis, Feral Conservatives have been making swathes with their folk-punk charm. [Offering] as good a pop song as any folk pop entrants, but its infused with a vibrancy and a harder, repetitive punk edge that owes a lot to more disparate influences and sets them apart from the raft of bands who are aiming for a jangle-punk drive.”
Rashie Rosenfarb: vocals, mandolin
Dan Avant: bass
Matt Francis: drums, pedal noise and feedback
Formed in early 2011, Ferals self-released a series of little-heard EPs before buying a $15 distortion pedal and touring up and down the East Coast and New England in a station wagon. 2014 saw the band record a series of singles with Mark Padgett (Mae). Continuing to explore the dichotomy between folk songcraft and 90’s-inspired noise rock, they joined EggHunt Records’ roster for their indie label debut in early 2015: The Feeling Noise Becomes, on digital and cassette. Consequence of Sound describes it as "splits the difference between evocative folk and dissonant post-punk, a multi-faceted sound united by an endless sense of creative curiosity.”
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