Indie-pop duo Cultfever brought their mixture of slight psychedelic and electro-pop rock sounds to Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday night. Having visited the venue for one reason or another every weekend for the past four weeks, one would get tired of the North Brooklyn venue. It’s bands like Cultfever though that makes the chilly travel to the renovated warehouse on Banker St. a bit more tolerable.
The band’s 40 minute set included songs off their 2011 album, including ‘Knewyouwell’, ‘Devil In The Drum’, and ‘Strangenecks’. ‘Animal’ from the same titled 2013 EP was also in the mix as well as their most recent single in ‘Gloria’, which came out just over a month ago.
Singer/Keyboardist Tamara Jafar’s soft yet powerful feminine vocals on top of the band’s musical layering really gives the band its signature style. Always an entertaining singer, Jafar doesn’t try to outdo her own boundaries, but at the same time confidently pushes her performance to its fullest ability. The same can be said for her confidant, singer/guitarist Joe Durniak. There’s absolutely nothing over-technical about his style of playing, but rather a brilliant understanding of dynamics and subtle mixture rhythm and leads to work well under Jafar’s vocals and over the computerized recording sounds, which also join their live show.
In a city that is over-saturated with the bland hipster rock bands, Joe and Tamara define a edgier and more experimental type of rock sound that helps clense the mind of all the redundant musical debris and pollution.
Article by: Tom Shackleford
Photos by: Chrissy Lush