Saturday 18 February 2023

In The Ponds - Fever Canyon (EP Review)

Release Date: March 23rd 2023. Record Label: Entelodon Records. Formats: DD

Fever Canyon: Tracklisting

Lost City

Windmill Blades

Making Time


David Perez – guitar

Jennifer Gigantino – bass


Instrumental Post-Rockers In The Ponds return with their new EP - Fever Canyon. The EP continues their blend of Ambient Rock, Blues Rock and Americana inspired style of Dreamy Post Rock. There’s a lush “Western” vibe on this EP which was evident on their superb debut release Polar Night. The music maybe quite slow in places but In The Ponds excel the most, bringing different creative elements, themes and sounds into the mix for a richer and more engaging sound.

Opening song Lost City is a Psychedelic driven number with a “Barren Wasteland” feeling with the band  employing a killer “Blues Rock” dive on the later stages of the track. Loosely acoustic with a HEAVY sound that richly encompasses the whole atmosphere throughout the song’s four minute runtime. Maybe inspired by EARTH in places but with that Western/Blues Rock twist allowing In The Ponds to create their own original sound that can be quite melodic and groovy in places.

Second song Windmill Blades is another wicked Blues Rock inspired offering with the band carrying on their Acoustic Rock sound. The music has more of a contemporary Americana sound with twinges of lush Psychedelic guitars and funky bass lines. The song is quite riff-focused on the later stages and showcases that In The Ponds definitely know how to write a damn good tune and perhaps even have fun with their music as well.

Third song Making Time is a more solemn and reflective piece with In The Ponds bringing more “SOUL” into the mix. The music drifts from dreamy Post-Rock moments to a heavier Ambient based style of Blues Rock with echoes of almost DOOM ROCK starting to sneak in but the band resist that urge and play a sublime melodic Blues Rock groove that left me wanting to hear more.

Fever Canyon is another superb release from In The Ponds that only builds upon the excellent “Dreamlike” energy from their debut EP and perhaps showcases a slightly different sound from the band along the way as well.

In The Ponds on this form are perhaps one of the best upcoming instrumental Post Rock bands currently out there and I’m excited to hear what they will release next. 

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Desert Bloom PR for the promo.

Fever Canyon will be available to buy digitally from via Entelodon Records from March 23rd 2023.


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