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Country - Released April 3, 2020 | You've Changed Records

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Rock - Released September 2, 2019 | Latent Print Records

David Woody is back with Fiver's fourth full-length. The sound isn't that different on Let It All Fall Down -- in fact, something like "Scared Not Scared" reminds directly of 2002's Here It Comes. But what's wrong with a niche if you find a good one? Here, long strings of fuzzy guitar loop over and around Woody's boyish lilt, aided by the pretty harmonies of bassist Amy Metcalf and keyboardist Lauren Singleton. The heydays of dream- and Brit-pop keep crystallizing on Fall Down's blissful foggy edges, in the crashing guitar break of "They Hardly Know" and "Lost Enterprise"'s swirling guitar foment. Besides having a powerfully evocative title, "Dead Roads" feels like the Apples in Stereo dipped in Bedhead's brand of slowcore contemplation. The drums and cymbals are mixed a bit louder for "It's Your Funeral"'s intro; this is nice, as too much spacey pop can make anyone airsick. The song eventually shifts into its own brittle verse, but does eventually return to a steady snare beat. This is a solid dynamic for Fiver. Though their hazy detachment can be somewhat hallucinogenic-centric, the band always keeps instrumentation and songwriting closer than simply crafting a druggy vibe. They've probably heard this before, but "That Town" is a wonderful attempt to re-birth Radiohead in the dusky sun of California. With lots of appeal for fans of Grandaddy, the Beta Band, and the Parasol label, Woody and Fiver should probably be receiving more exposure than they are. © Johnny Loftus /TiVo
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Rock - Released September 2, 2019 | Latent Print Records

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Rock - Released September 2, 2019 | Latent Print Records

Fiver perfected its intrinsic noise pop with Grandaddy's Jason Lytle on 1999's Eventually Something Cool Will Happen, and two years later the band's sweetly tainted work remains inviting. Here It Comes, Fiver's third album for Devil in the Woods, is ambitious, but in the sense that Fiver is coming together as a band. The band strives for something passionate, but also for something smooth. Frontman David Woody is a wounded soul; his aching vocals barely breathe, but offer something soothing. The swirly soundscapes on songs like "Goner" and "Desires of the Lazer Age" highlight space rock edges mixed inside an indie rock work in progress. Sludgy synth beats on "O Fearless One" soar into a dreamy state of mind, and the echoing pain of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous depicts Fiver's own disdain. Not exactly optimistic or warm, the band sifts through inner senses on "Speeds of Light," wandering through lush textures and glossy hooks. Here It Comes is artistically scattered, and Fiver's initial introduction on this album is dark and puzzling. The group is a perfect fit inside indie rock's ever-changing face, however. © MacKenzie Wilson /TiVo
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Rock - Released September 10, 2013 | Triple Crown Audio Recordings

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Pop - Released April 21, 2017 | Idée Fixe Records

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Rock - Released September 2, 2019 | Latent Print Records

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Country - Released March 6, 2020 | You've Changed Records

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Dance - Released February 24, 2015 | Magic Records