FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Asbury Park, NJ: The Foes of Fern upcoming release, Carpe Diem, is not without irony. One listen and it’s evident; one doesn’t sound like this without many friends on the tracks and the mixing board. The August 28, 2020 album release is a feat the entire Jersey music scene deserves to celebrate. The album relies on a huge cast from frontman Fern’s Asbury Park based Telegraph Hill Records label roster and beyond. The release show has just been announced and pandemic be damned, we’re all invited virtually to the Saint on Saturday August 29 at 7:30 for a live stream broadcast via from the records label’s Facebook page!
Breathing life into the covid-sidelined venue will be “socially distant “ live performances from Brian Erickson, Bobby Mahoney, The duo Taylor Tote and Nick Ryan, and the Foes of Fern with as much of their full ensemble of guitars, horns, harmonies as allowable right now and more! With those acts on stage and a dozen video sets and well wishes added in from the likes of the Hell Yeah Babies, Natalie Farrell, Drew the Recluse and more, the evening promises to do the high energy “four years in the making” album justice.
Carpe Diem started with producer Joe Pomarico and Matt Fernicola in 2016 through an IndieGoGo campaign and blew up to include over 50 professionals with guitars, keys, tubas, saxophones, drums and the enthusiastic harmonies that have become a Foes of Fern staple. It was recorded in NY, LA, NJ, Boston and Nashville. Now that coronavirus has taken a splashy release show off the table, Fern challenged his corporate side as Vice President of the aforementioned Telegraph Hill Records to find other ways to celebrate.
The fact that Carpe Diem is finally ready as most venues are silent is the ultimate irony. “I always imagined that when this album was done we’d be able to go as big as possible with the celebration.” Fernicola explains “With no end to social distancing in sight we can wait no longer. Instead we invite you to hear Carpe Diem on the 29th and see the Saint come to life again on your screens.”