Reflective and nostalgic is probably the best way to describe "Childhood Keepsake, Circa 1991," the first single from Atlanta-based indie/alt rock group MYFEVER’s second EP, Born for Spaces. The track opens with a subdued keyboard and soft guitar supporting vocals from Weston Hine, who performs alongside his brother Garrett in the band. Even as the song builds with the introduction of the electric guitar part, it doesn’t lose its atmosphere of reflection. Appropriately enough, “Childhood Keepsake” fades out with cymbals rather than coming to an abrupt end.
This track is a bit of an exception on Born for Spaces, which for the most part includes much more upbeat, fast-paced indie rock music. There’s definitely a strong hint of bands like the Killers or Kings of Leon on some tracks, like “Hear Me Now” and “Golden,” so it’s maybe not that surprising when you find out that the Hine brothers were inspired to create MYFEVER after being at a Kings of Leon concert. The final track, “100, Fill in the Blank” comes closest to “Childhood Keepsake” with its slower pace.
Weston and Garrett Hine, together with Daniel Ard, founded MYFEVER in 2014. Their first release came the following year with the EP See the Light, which the band recorded in their own backyard. Born for Spaces is out this week.
You can find out more, including upcoming tour dates, at MYFEVER’s website.