This humble alternative band is birthed straight out of the south from Nashville, Tennessee and their name Creature Comfort describes it all. The band frequently plays local shows and has garnered quite a generous following, which has resulted in recording and now releasing their debut full-length album Fox Tales earlier this year.
Fox Tales has tones that remind one of bands like Grizzly Bear, Modest Mouse and Spoon. The melodies are really chill and the lead vocalist has a great sound that tells stories that are influenced and based around each of the band members lives. The song “We Paid and We Fought” starts off with a hypnotic guitar chord and then the vocalist appears with a matching soothing tone. This song showcases the band’s ability for effects and their success in song building. It is also softly accentuated by a simple percussion beat and later on in the track a female voice harmonizes with the lead singer.
All of the stories told on the album are not only relatable, but the successful song structures really let you feel the concept of the overall album. It seems to be about the basics of a social life, having ups and downs, fun times and sad times, and dealing with sweet and sour relationships. One of the tracks “Karma’s Gonna Get You” illustrates a situation in which everyone is familiar with, the act of just allowing the simple forces of karma to let someone get what they deserve; “karma’s got a funny way of transporting and communicating.” Another great song from the album is “Riptide” where the chorus screams the lyrics “it will be alright.”
I can just imagine the crowds that Creature Comfort gathers for their live shows as their music is both hypnotizing and comforting. Hopefully this album will enable their following to expand into new lands. Fox Tales is a great album if you like alternative rock music.
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