THE BLACK FEVER is a post-punk indie rock band based in Toronto, comprised of Shoe (vocals, guitar), Pat Bramm (bass, back-up vocals), and Dan Purpura (drums). The band’s music mixes guitar-based post-punk influences with lead bass lines and up-tempo drums, while reflecting the band’s focus on melody and concise songwriting.
The band’s 2014 EP, A Little Help, is the follow-up to two self-released albums, Romanticism (2010) and Revisionist (2012).
A Little Help was produced by Jon Hawkes and mastered by Noah Mintz. The three track EP was written over 2013, as the band prepared material for a forthcoming album that will include the EP’s tracks. It was recorded in Toronto in the fall and winter of 2013/2014.
Of the EP, the band says:
“A Little Help is closer to our live sound than our previous recordings, and is a snapshot of what our full length album will sound like - rawer, concise songs, and lots of energy.”