Wednesday, April 20, 2011
[press release] In the nine months or so since the release of Trails Out of Gloom, Vancouver, British Columbia’s progressive alt-rockers Fen have received numerous accolades from the media and music fans world-wide. After topping many Best of Lists from 2010 and attracting the ears of numerous radio stations State-side, Fen has been personally invited to open for the illustrious UK art rock outfit Blackfield as they make their way across North America this spring. On May 30th, 2011, Fen will share the stage with Blackfield at the 1,000 seat Rickshaw Theater located in downtown Vancouver. Led by Porcupine Tree founder Steven Wilson and Israeli singer Aviv Geffen, Blackfield are on tour in support of their latest record, Welcome to My DNA, which kicked off on April 1st in Tel Aviv, Israel.
"This show is a great opportunity for us to play our songs for a bigger than normal audience--one that might not despise us for being a little different,” states guitarist and lead vocalist Doug Harrison, “We’re looking forward to converting a few grumps, then slipping into the crowd and watching Blackfield. It should be a good time for all.”
And if you missed the video for Fen’s latest single, “Miracle”, check it out HERE.
"Consistently enchanting from start to finish, Trails Out of Gloom is one of the more rapturous releases you're likely to encounter in quite some time. It is fantastic in every way. Highest possible rating, 16/16." -- Progressions Magazine
"Trails Out of the Gloom is reminiscent of 70s progressive rock with a modern prog rock kick. Trails Out of the Gloom isn't as "spacey" as Pink Floyd sometimes get. But, like Gilmour's work, the solos simply soar and the guitars are truly beautiful and epic. It's heavy, in the way that a lot of progressive rock is heavy (like Porcupine Tree) but that has more to do with atmosphere than with amplifiers. Most of this CD is acoustic guitar and lighter rock'n'roll ... and yet the CD often sounds dark. It's a fascinating combination." -- Rough Edge
“This CD will impact you immediately, but the true brilliance of Trails Out of Gloom comes from further absorption. This is a stellar release. "-- Sea of Tranquility
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:04 PM