Saturday, January 7, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Fievel

The name Fievel has been floating around ReverbNation and Facebook for a little bit, and I just caught onto it today. After I did a bit of research, I found that this little gem of a band was established online very recently, and that the project hailing from Norfolk, VA only has one song to support their name. Fortunately for them, that one song, "The Beginning of Wisdom", has enough promise to push Fievel to at least a debut EP or album, where they can further establish their name.

Fievel characterizes their sound as indie / instrumental, and I feel that's pretty spot on. There isn't synth use at all in the song, but rather a heavy utilization of piano and guitar, alternately. The song has post-rock qualities, such as the slow vamping and the beautiful repetition of the main theme, but ultimately, it doesn't really feel like post-rock is what Fievel is aiming for. With "The Beginning of Wisdom", they set a niche for a specific sound, with ethereal effects made by reverbing and distorting guitar, and I think it works wonderfully for them. I'm very anxious to see what else stems from such a strong beginning, but for now, we'll have to wait and see.

You can check out Fievel on their main site, at ReverbNation, or on FaceBook.

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