Feverbones first emerged with their self-titled EP in early 2014 (Punctum Records). Abram Shook (The Great Nostalgic, Shearwater) happened across drummer/songwriter Matthew Shepherd and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Christopher Cox when they met to collaborate on early tracks for Shook’s 2014 solo release, Sun Marquee (Western Vinyl). Around this time, Shepherd and Cox had been recording and touring as a wildly dynamic rhythm section and sometimes as hired guns for a number of local and touring acts. After a summer’s worth of meetings to talk shop and reinvent sprawling songs with questionable titles, Feverbones came together as a new collaborative channel for this trio of seasoned Austin musicians.
Aside from playing regular shows around Austin, Feverbones has toured Texas and the West coast in support of their self-released/self-titled EP from 2014. Members of this band have also recorded and toured North America and Europe with other acts, including: Shearwater (Sub Pop), Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow(Modern Outsider), Adam Torres (Fat Possum), Monk Parker (Grand Jury Music), and Abram Shook (Western Vinyl).
The Story of Dream Talk: This album was written and recorded over the past three years. During that time we aimed to write the songs together as much as possible, between our rehearsal space in South Austin and a winter retreat at Matthew’s family farm outside of Brenham, TX. We tracked the bulk of the album to tape at Cacophony Recorders and Good Danny’s in Austin with the help of our good producer/engineer friend, Grant Johnson. The record was mixed by longtime friend, producer/engineer Justin Douglas at his studio King Electric. This collection of songs is a series of unreal scenes that sort of reimagine some of the more ecstatic or fucked up experiences we’ve had over the past few years. Ultimately they amounted to stories of heat-induced hallucinations, a heartbroken runaway’s foolhardy attempt to disappear overseas, mundane city life, apocalyptic nights, strange nomadic characters, waking by still waters at Balmorhea. Most of these songs lead back in some way to aphoristic conclusions, ideas that rang true for one or more of us over the past few years, or some singular thought to turn over in your mind.