Late last year, Thought on Tracks contributor Brett McGrath stumbled upon local lo-fi, surf pop group Fever Blanket via Bandcamp. Since the discovery, the band has remained largely a mystery. I have yet to see any listings for live performances associated with the band. Their Facebook page offers only first names of the band’s members. However, today I was encouraged to learn that Dan Snodgrass from The Bonesetters recently made contact about a show and a possible interview. They exist! What I do know is this: they make damn good music. On February 4th, Fever Blanket released a new track entitled “You & The Things You Do.” Stream the track below, and visit their Bandcamp page for a free download.
Written by Rob Peoni
The Indianapolis music scene evolved this year. Bands like The Bonesetters, Sleeping Bag, Hotfox, and Dreamers of the Ghetto helped put Indianapolis on the indie rock map and I am proud to see the city continue to see expand its footprint on the scene. Just when I thought I was closing the books on this year in music, I stumbled across local band Fever Blanket. This group released their self-titled EP on December 2nd. If you love surf-pop, then you will love Fever Blanket. Songs like ‘Concrete Beach’ cause me to think that they share the same long board with bands like Surfer Blood. Another stamp of approval on a new Indianapolis band that will help you coast into winter. Listen to Colorado below, and download their EP for free via their Bandcamp page.
Written by Brett McGrath