Bands have to do a lot to stand out in the current global music marketplace, and those that try through masks or costume gimmicks often come off forced or nonsensical, but such isn’t the case with Nashville’s Fable Cry. Yes, there’s a clear theme going on with the Tim Burton inspired costumes and make-up, and classic Hollywood horror infused videos, but the overall effect is that of a well practiced and skilled music troupe informed more by a vaudeville aesthetic than a desperate desire to stand out. From the Gothic Americana sounds of their first, self-titled album–which recalls some of the folk-horror of The Violent Femme’s “Country Death Song”–to their gypsy punk styled 2015 We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are LP, the sounds, imagery, and tone are consistent and matched in their perfection only by the musicianship of the songs themselves. What’s even better is that the group doesn’t take themselves too seriously; its a gentle horror, tongue in cheek, and smart enough to let fans know that they’re truly enjoying themselves.
Fable Cry are currently back in the studio working on their third album, an as yet unnamed full length due to release in Spring 2018.
We’re working on our third full length album: a conceptual based in the post-prohibition 30’s, in a world where bootleggers have traded in their skills of smuggling alcohol, to smuggling blood and selling it to a secret underground network of Vampires. The story follows a young, would-be starlet, who’s attempted murder leads her to seek help from the members of the most infamous, blood-loving speakeasies known simply as “The Joint”. She soon finds that the leader among them has similar interests of revenge, and they must band together to give this killer what he deserves… Wrapped in mystery, seduction, greed, and gore, the tale asks: If you could pay the price, what would be so wrong with embracing your darker side? – Fable Cry
Ambitious and complex, the forthcoming album promises to continue the band’s well established reputation, and is certain to satisfy their devoted fans. The LP will be preceded by a single and music video with longtime director Ryan Rehnborg at Surly Urchin Studios, scheduled just in time for Halloween parties. If you’re unfamiliar with the group, take a look at their videos from We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are below!
Fable Cry, the frightful rock quintet, currently reside in Nashville, TN, drawing inspiration musically, poetically, and artistically from all things imaginative, mythical, and spooky.
Their story began when Zach Ferrin first started putting his imagination to song. The year was 2010, and he was determined to take the music, art, and stories he had been cultivating to one great platform where he could share them, with the intent to wrap it into one bundle of entertainment for the masses. He and and his sister, former member Kirstie Ferrin, had half of what would become their first album written before they would have a title by which to call themselves. The songs were all rambunctious, melodic, and wrapped in themes of loss, love, hate, and triumph playfully told through tales of legend and myth. “Fable Cry” was born, and in 2011 they self released their self-titled debut album. Between the two of them they played guitar, violin, accordion, drums, bells, kazoo, ukelele, banjo, and cello, and they tried their best to include as much of it as possible in their live shows, along with humorous intros, crowd participation, and twistedly playful “Story Time” between songs.
By the end of 2013, after 4 elaborate music videos, several national tours, and lots of writing, Kirstie left and Zach decided that it was time to expand Fable Cry and build a band that could properly play these songs that were too big for him alone. That void was soon filled by classically trained violinist and vocalist Jo Cleary, and longtime friend and bass aficionado Scott Fernandez, with a revolving door of others who would help bring this ever-growing monster new life. They immediately hit the studio to record and release their first single/music video together in the Autumn of 2014 entitled “Fancy Dancing.” Now performing as a full band, they could execute the songs the way they had always been written, packed with energy and dynamics, while maintaining (and inevitably amplifying) the band’s theatrics, elaborate wardrobes, makeup, and overall ruckusness. They spent the next few months writing and recording what would become their Sophomore album, filled with songs inspired by life through classic horror tales and originally spooky themes entitled We’ll Show You Where the Monsters Are. After two more music videos to precede the album, it was released on August 25th, 2015.
In January 2016, they hit the new year running by releasing their eighth official music video for “Dead Or Alive (For Now).” Later that year, Nic Giordano would officially join Fable Cry on drums, and they would spend the rest of the year playing local and regional shows, festivals, and variety shows.
In 2017 they began writing their third album, a conceptual vampire gangster epic placed in the 1930’s. With an ever expanding sound, they recruited the multi-talented Melody Ryan to assist on keys, flute, guitar, and vocals.
With a colorfully haunting melody and a flourishing sweep of the hand, Fable Cry will weave their strand of tales, inviting you to come along with them and embrace your darker side. They create a wildly unique experience and one that is not to be missed!
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To scream. To utter a characteristic sound or call. Cry havoc. To give alarm without occasion. Proclamation. A pack of hounds. To cry out with such gusto.
Experience Fable Cry Live:
08/25 @ The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
08/26 @ Soulshine Pizza – Nashville, TN
09/08 @ Cirque De Virgo – Berea, KY
09/20 @ RAW @ City Winery – Nashville, TN
10/13 @ The Vault – Hickory, NC
10/14 @ Somewhere Else – Greensboro, NC
10/28 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/29 @ Festival of Ghouls @ Exit/In – Nashville, TN