Monday, December 7, 2009
Fever - SES 7"
Brian Skiffington is involved in an incredible amount of projects from the Tacoma music scene. What is being showcased now is his band Fever. This band demonstrates, what I believe to be, complete control by Brian i.e. he is the mastermind and calls all the shots; as a direct consequence there's some seriously silly stuff contained. Musically, I feel people who like another local area act Iron Lung will like this. The two bands could be likened but Brian's flare is quite unique. They played what I believe was their first show at the Weiner Shack in 2007 where Brian passed out informative pamphlets with lyrics for the 'performance'. The 7" contains an instrumental track entitled "SES" where he gives a very thuggish shout out to Tacoma, 16OH records and his coined term, 'South End Style' [not yet recognizing that Olympia is the true south end of the Puget Sound]. Has Brian gone totally crazy with his south end style rhetoric? You be the judge.