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Keith Greene is a force of Nature

THE FEMINISTS-“Can’t Scream Loud Enough”

January 6, 2008 by ekko in Indie

“… Mr. Grief is clearly the star. What he lacks in technical skill he makes up for in passion and unusual choices of pitch and melody, sometimes stepping on a beat a little too late—as if he’s following the music rather than leading it, and often singing slightly above-key. The best example of this is “How to Kill a Country,” the most interesting track on the album and the most unusual pop song I’ve heard in quite some time. It wavers somewhere between Warren Zevon and the kind of 90s alt-jam rock made popular by bands like Jellyfish and School of Fish.

And then there’s “Because Why.” For the life of me, I can’t understand why this wasn’t the single. It’s amazing. It deserves extensive radio play. And your money  …”

Review of the last record by “The Feminists” of Vancouver

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1/07/08

“… As the lead songwriter, Grief obviously had the most substantial role in choosing the style of The Feminists. What resulted was a form of angst-ridden, eclectically presented indie-rock that Grief found to be familiar with his past musical history. Prior to the formation of The Feminists, Grief had been involved with a variety of local projects since the early ’90s, serving as a key member in alternative bands like The Goodtime Clubsters, Hunter Gracchus, and Vegas in the Name. Shortly after the duo got things rolling, drummer Mike Zobac joined the band and invited his friend and bassist, Ferdy Belland, to complete the rhythm section. Before the initiation, Belland was an entrepreneur of sorts. Among many other occupations, he was previously an indie record store owner, a journalist, the assistant manager of a bar, and a street festival director. All self-professed “music snobs”, the four members show no hesitation for demonstrating their love of all musical genres. From jazz to blues and classical to indie-rock, the four-piece holds enough past experience to accompany an orchestra.

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Can’t Scream Loud Enough marks the band’s third full-length effort. Their debut album, Anything You Can Do, dropped in 2004 and their sophomore effort, She Could Be, was released the following year. Proudly labeled as one of the best active Vancouver-based bands by a variety of critics, The Feminists envision their third effort as their most confident and harmonically engaging yet …”