PREMIERE: The Cabin Fever ride a melancholic haze through “Simon Says”

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The Cabin Fever admittedly isn’t reinventing the wheel when it comes to the style of music they’re creating. This brand of slow and melancholic rock has seemingly been around forever and reached a peak in the early-to-mid 90’s. Think the softer side of acts like Pearl Jam with tinges of The Replacements sprinkled in and you’ve got a pretty solid foundation for what to expect from The Cabin Fever on their new Exercising The Demon EP.

Today, we’re bringing y’all the music video for “Cabin Fever” and these visuals feel perfectly in sync with what the band is bringing to the table. It’s a lo-fi and almost completely performance video with special effects that feel ripped from the best intentions of a 90s video editing booth to create a total package that you can’t bring yourself to look away from.

When asked about the track, The Cabin Fever said: “Simon says is a song about missed opportunities and the unshakable feeling that sometimes no matter what you do and how hard you try things are not going to work out in your favor. Often this can feel like an inevitable game of Simon, where no matter how far you get eventually you’re going to lose.” They continue, “Like a Greek tragedy or a catch-22, this song has taught me to enjoy the process in our daily pursuits, rather than living for the end game or a veiled reward that may or may not come.

Exercising The Demon is out February 2nd. Snag your copy of the record here. The music video for “Simon Says” can be seen above.