C U L T F E V E R MGMT BAND Robert Bennett, [email protected] Joe and Tamara, [email protected] www.cultfever.com | facebook.com/cultfever Ryan Kofman, [email protected] @cultfever | soundcloud.com/cultfever Kevin Krump, [email protected] PR BOOKING Leslie Cruc, [email protected] Pete Anderson, [email protected] RECENT PRESS FEATURES 3.14 American Eagle “Must Have Spring Break Essentials” 3.14 Tri-state Indie Interview/Live Show Coverage @ SXSW and Johnny Brenda’s (sold out show in Philadelphia) 3.14 NYMag’s Bedford and Bowery Interview OFFICIAL FESTIVAL APPEARANCES SXSW, CMJ, NXNE (upcoming), Northside Festival, Canadian Music Week AWARDS AND HONORS WXPN’s Tri-State Indie Awards - NYC Metro Band of the Year 2013 New Music Seminar Top 100 Emerging Artists Class of 2013 Human Rights Campaign Top 10 Emerging Artist Roster 2013 Deli Magazine’s #1 Indie Pop Band NYC -2012 CMJ Radio Top 200 Charts- 2012 SELECT LICENSING In-Store Playlists Incl via DMX incl: COACH, American Apparel, American Eagle, Scoop NYC, Crunch “ROUGE”feat on MTV “RIDICULOUSNESS” (1/2014) “STRANGENECKS” feat. on MTV “AWKWARD” (8/2012) “ROUGE” feat. In COACH Fall Ad (9/2012) “KNEWYOUWELL” feat. on “FROM ME TO YOU”, TIFFANY & CO Ad (2/2012) SELECT ADDITIONAL PRESS The Guardian (UK), Soundcheck (WNYC), Stereogum, Filter, Ex.Fm, MTV Soundtrack, Time Out NY, MuchMusic, Metro.US, Consequence of Sound, The Deli Magazine BreakThru Radio, PopMatters, Bowleg Music Review (UK), Music Ninja, Indie Music Filter, Epitonic, Ear Candy, Earmilk, BuzzChips, BurningEar BIOGRAPHY Th e B r o o k l y n d u o C u l t f e v e r creates sound in 35mm and Dolby-surround, sweeping wide shots, urgent dissolves and auteuristic composition, reminiscent of the brooding, surreal worlds of Almodóvar, The Man Who Fell To Earth, and Tim Burton. You don’t just hear Cultfever; its music plays out before you like a moving picture, helmed by its dual directors, Tamara Jafar and Joe Durniak. The pair formed the band quickly after meeting in 2010, sensing an immediate chemistry, and released a self-titled fulllength in 2011 as well as the Animals EP in 2013. Playing SXSW, CMJ, Northside, and other leading industry festivals, Cultfever earned praise for both its fiery live show (which includes Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums and Jafar and Durniak on a combination of vocals, synths, and guitar) and the recordings, with singles “Knewyouwell” and “Collector” propelling the band into the CMJ Radio Top 200. Writing and recording together in their personal studio, Jafar and Durniak share an obvious bond, describing their relationship as “chosen family.” Now, putting the finishing touches on the second album, the band is releasing the new single, “Gloria,” a riveting, beat-driven pop anthem that bursts with dark overtones and moments of blissful synthetic light. Listen, and you can see and feel just as much as you hear; colors swirl, nights fall, suns rise, the spotlight reveals, shadows pervade. The conceptual and sonic density of Cultfever’s music rewards repeated listening, like discovering something new in a film you’ve seen dozens of times. You listen in stereo but you perceive in 3D, synapses firing, roulette wheel spinning, urging you into its world.
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