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Dear Reader - Day Fever (2017)

Alternative, Rock, Indie, Folk, Pop | Author: artmuss | 25-06-2017, 15:44
Dear Reader - Day Fever (2017)Artist: Dear Reader
Title Of Album: Day Fever
Year Of Release: 2017
Label (Catalog#): Alternative Pop, Indie Folk, Female Vocal
Country: South Africa
Genre: City Slang [SLANG50101]
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 38:35
Full Size: 239 mb
WebSite: Album Preview

South Africa via Berlin indie pop darlings Dear Reader return with Day Fever, their fourth album on City Slang and the first in four years. It was recorded in John Vanderslice's San Francisco studio, Tiny Telephon. Well-known as a producer for acts like Spoon and The Mountain Goats, and a musician in his own right, Vanderslice has made a name for himself in analog recording, something Dear Reader hadn't explored prior to the decision to record at Tiny Telephone.

Already far from home in Berlin, the South African musician's trek to San Francisco meant a huge adjustment in terms of her recording style. Recording on tape helped Dear Reader mastermind Cherilyn MacNeil commit to the performance and narrative act of making an album, and to break, in her words, the habit of "editing the life out of things." In Day Fever, those old habits have died, and hard. The raw, melodious, and at times discordant record has most certainly retained it's life, left fresh and untrampled by infinite do-overs. In fact, each song on the album is the result of just one, or a maximum of two, studio performances.

Day Fever sounds more minimal and more vanguard than Dear Reader's previous albums, bending to match the album's thematic pitch: if Rivonia (2013) pulled us back into the MacNeil's (and South Africa's) history, Day Fever slingshots us into the present to confront life in real time.


01. Oh, the Sky 04:50
02. Tie Me to the Ground 03:17
03. So Pretty so Pathetic 02:40
04. Mean Well 04:08
05. Wake Him 02:35
06. Placate Her 03:35
07. If Only Is 03:11
08. I Know You Can Hear It 03:29
09. Nothing Melodious 04:04
10. Then, Not Now 03:20
11. The Run 03:18

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