“Seattle’s Black Ferns are shining stars of the dark and mysterious underbelly of the city’s massive post-punk scene.” – Northwest Music Scene
Can you imagine spending the last of your days driving the pacific coast highway, in a beat-up black 1961 Lincoln Continental, watching a skyline marked by fire and observing an ocean clamoring to extinguish those flames? Your desired soundtrack would probably be of the utmost tranquility. Breezeless melodies that have the ability to temper the most infernal circumstances. Black Ferns, a two-piece from Seattle, has captured that mood and sound on their upcoming album.
On this duo’s second album “Devices” (Northern Light Records), Chris Jordan (bass) and Zoran Macesic (vocals/guitar) find themselves drawing comparisons to Love and Rockets and Interpol while maintaining their unique brand of reverb-drenched haze that animates the ghosts of green rooms. Songs that speak of the tumultuous oscillation of love, and the distress of being a social misfit.
An example of this would be the track “This Illusion”, an elegy that warns the listener that delusional missions of self-importance will ultimately be lost to a history that will repeat itself, regardless of meticulous citation. It may be the most cool-headed life advice you ever receive.
Since forming in 2015, Black Ferns has been consistently touring and sharing the stage with great bands such as INVSN, Wolf Alice, Bass Drum of Death, Second Still, Moving Units, Dust Moth, and Heaven. Their live shows have been described as arresting, with a light show that invokes a darkened firmament, a perfect accomplice to their sonance.
Black Ferns’ debut self-titled album has charted on 90.3 KEXP, and the song “She Said” was featured on KEXP DJ Cheryl Waters’ Music That Matters Podcast.
“Devices” will release this fall.
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