Little Fevers is a twee pop band from right here in the Twin Cities. Their debut album, Field Trip was just recently released. It was recorded with Matt Boynton (Beirut, MGMT) and mastered by David Gardner (Black Lips). After seeing these guys live, it makes sense why such big names are backing this band.
Singer Lucy Michell has one of the most amazing voices I have heard in quite some time. It's beautiful and calm but powerful at the same time. You can hear all types of influences when Lucy starts singing. There are times when it sounds like Bob Dylan in female form and then other times when it sounds like something you could heard on the radio.
The sound of the band as a whole is polished and perfect. It's very poppy but at times, because of Lucy's voice, it can sound almost alt-country. It's very sweet music, again helped by Lucy's vocals, but still deep and thoughtful. Each song was upbeat and dreamy but not the type of dreamy that puts you to sleep, more the dreamy that makes you want to bob your head and keep listening.
Communist Daughter was the headliner of the night. These guys are a force to be reckoned with in the local music scene. The band is fronted by John Solomon, formerly of local band Friends Like These. These guys have a much more up front indie-pop-rock sound than the sound of Little Fevers. That being said, these guys still rocked the show and played a great set.
Their music has become a staple in the indie rock scene in the Twin Cities. They've been played on the Current radio station multiple times and their shows are always very well attended. Last night was no different and it was a perfect chance to break my Communist Daughter virginity.
Tiny Deaths are releasing their first new single, Ever, in over a year on Monday, December 7th. The crowd last night got a sneak peak of this single and let me tell you, you will want to jump on this. The song was catchy and got the crowd, as well as me, excited. These guys are definitely going to be a breakout group of the Twin Cities soon!
The crowd was nothing short of attentive throughout the show. Usually I find this super boring but last night, it was perfect. Last night was a perfect chance to stand back and take in the local music scene of the Twin Cities. We really do have some of the best local music around.
Little Fevers at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St Paul (21 November 2015)