This is the first of possibly a series called “Live on College Radio”. We’ll see if it continues. If it does, maybe I can think of a better name.
I know I’ve already been waxing nostalgic today, but the coincidence that I got this 6 years to the day from when it was recorded was too much to pass up. . .
Dozens of a bands probably play on college radio a day. Most of those performances will be broadcast once and never heard again. Even if they are archived by the station, they’ll probably be lost in the shuffle of a constantly rotating cast of DJs and staff. Honestly, we probably lose nothing by some of them disappearing forever, but there are some that deserve to be heard again.
This was on their tour with the Wind Up Bird, shortly after their Split EP was released. The Hum of the Electric Air! had come out a year before and A Name Writ in Water wouldn’t come out for another year.
I’ve written before about the amazingly beautiful “All I Can Recall is the Haunting”. “Fever Dream” is a languid and more subtle song that’s no less beautiful.