Apache Rose – “Cabin Fever”


“Cabin Fever” is a rousing rocker from the band Apache Rose, now based in the country of Georgia following their move from Russia. Releasing ahead of the band’s currently-untitled upcoming album, “Cabin Fever” provides a preview of what to anticipate — specifically, a successful sound that balances gritty alt-rock ferocity with soaring introspection.

Band leader Ilya Novokhatskiy relocated to Georgia following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and is presently at work on the album, tracking all the instruments apart from drums himself. “I’ve brought in Anton Boyko, the producer of first album, and he’s magic. So I’ll manage,” he says, noting that the project has “always been more of a solo project with a cast of musicians helping me record.”

“Cabin Fever” fully satiates ahead of the album release, presently without a release date though tentatively scheduled for later this year. The “something troubling you and me,” rise propels with heavy guitar distortion, while the ensuing verses cast a breezier, jangly quality. The track proves riveting in its back-and-forth between grunge-y raucousness and soaring emotion, the latter particularly evident approaching the three-minute turn. “Cabin Fever” consumes with its emotive songwriting and eclectic tonal rock approach.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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