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The Fervor

The Fervor

The Fervor offers a rare example of truth in advertising. With intensity and passion, The Fervor adopt the best of rock and roll troubadour tropes and synthesize them into a pastiche that feels unique and familiar, all while seamlessly fitting into the narrative of their native Louisville’s rich musical culture.

The Fervor began as the husband-wife duo Natalie and Ben Felker in 2005, with a self-released debut EP to announce their existence before mercurial percussionist Mat Herron the following year. The now trio found a camaraderie in their disparate approaches to the craft. In 2007, The Fervor quietly released Bleeder, a lush and punchy10-song collection peppered with vivid lyricism and a sardonic sense of humor describing, as well as producer Kevin Ratterman’s larger than life analog touch.

The Fervor’s biggest splash yet came in 2011 with Arise, Great Warrior, a spirited and well-crafted affair. As well, the full-length LP came off the heels of a successful run of shows and festival dates, including SXSW and Forecastle Festival, amongst others.

With husky vocals delivered in a distinct and seductive tone, Natalie Felker paints mystical, dreamlike imagery. No Depression called her “the Karen Carpenter of indie rock.” Alongside Natalie’s radiant vocals and shimmering keys, the band cultivates hypnotic atmospheres that stomp and crash toward listener-rewarding apexes.