Fever 333

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FEVER 333
OriginInglewood, California, United States
GenresRapcore, rap metal, hardcore punk
Years active2017–present
Labels
Websitefever333.com
MembersJason Aalon Butler
Stephen Harrison
Aric Improta

FEVER 333 is an American rock band formed in Inglewood, California in July 2017. The three-piece band consists of former Letlive vocalist Jason Aalon Butler, former Chariot guitarist Stephen Harrison and Night Verses drummer Aric Improta.

The band's debut extended play (EP), Made an America, was released on March 23, 2018. The group is signed to Roadrunner Records and 333 Wreckords.

Career[edit]

2017–present: Formation, Made an America and Strength in Numb333rs[edit]

FEVER 333 performed an impromptu pop-up show in a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of the bakery Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, California on July 4, 2017.[1] The band performed three brand new unreleased tracks.[2] Fever 333 members Jason Aalon Butler, Stephen Harrison, and Aric Improta hinted at the musical project and the show days prior to the midday performance.[3]

Butler posted a statement upon the announcement of the formation of Fever 333 in an Instagram post. "To those of you who want change, here is an offering to start that conversation. I've had a lot of people asking me what I'll be doing in the future—here is a taste of that." Butler continued, "I love art. I love being a musician. I love progress. And I am no stranger to pushing back if I feel it is necessary. This will be an exhibition of all the things I love w/ like minded people for whom I care deeply. To all the tired, frustrated, and brave, come join us."[3]

The band released its debut single, "We're Coming In", accompanied by a music video, which premiered on Alternative Press on August 25, 2017.[4] On August 29, the band released another track, titled "Hunting Season", which features an uncredited guest appearance from Travis Barker.

At the band's first headlining club show on August 31, 2017, and second concert overall, blink-182 drummer Travis Barker made a surprise appearance performing on the song "Hunting Season" at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.[5]

On November 3, 2017, the band released the song "Walking in My Shoes".[6]

On March 23, 2018, Fever 333 released their debut extended play (EP), Made an America, without any prior announcement, on Roadrunner Records.[7]. Nathan Pike, Harrison's stepbrother and manager of 333 Wreckords, assisted with the US marketing efforts of the EP.

On May 23, 2018, the band released a stand-alone single, "Trigger", regarding the controversial topic of gun violence in the United States, accompanied by its music video.[8]

On September 28, 2018, the band released an official remix to their song "Made an America", featuring rapper Vic Mensa and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. A music video for the remix was also released on the band's official Youtube channel. Directed by Brandon Dermer, the black and white video sees vocalist Jason Butler performing in a warehouse, where he is joined by Mensa and Barker.[9][10]

In November 2018, the band was confirmed to serve as main support to Bring Me The Horizon on their UK and European arena tour later in the year. [11]

On November 9, 2018, the band released their new single "Burn It” along with announcing details of their debut album, Strength in Numb333rs, which will be released on January 18, 2019.[12]

On December 7, 2018, the band received a Grammy nomination in Best Rock Performance For "Made an America".

On January 18, 2019, their album Strength in Numb333rs was released.

Musical style[edit]

Their music merges elements of punk rock and hip hop, which Butler has described as both being "rooted in subversion", citing musical influences such as Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Black Flag, and ideological influences such as Mahatma Gandhi, James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Their lyrics tackle politically and socially conscious themes such as racism, sexism and homophobia.[13] Their music has been categorised as rapcore,[14] rap metal,[15] and hardcore punk.[16] Some of their songs also feature elements of trap music,[17][18][19] and subsequently been categorised as trap metal.[20][21]

Members[edit]

  • Jason Aalon Butler – vocals (2017–present)
  • Stephen Harrison – guitar (2017–present)
  • Aric Improta – drums (2017–present)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Walking in My Shoes" (2018) – No. 8 Mainstream Rock Songs[22]
  • "Trigger" (2018)
  • "Made an America" (2018) – No. 21 Mainstream Rock Songs[23]
  • "Burn It" (2018)
  • "One of Us" (2019) – No. 23 Mainstream Rock Songs[24]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Ref.
2017 "We're Coming In" Unknown [25]
"Walking in My Shoes" Sky Stone [26]
2018 "Trigger" Jason Goldwatch [27]
"Made an America" Jason Aalon Alexander Butler [28]
"Burn It" DJay Brawner [29]
2019 "One of Us" [30]

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2019 "Made an America" Best Rock Performance Nominated[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""We're Going to Make A Point": The Fever 333 is Taking Action, and You Can Too - Riot Fest". May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "THE FEVER 333 Setlist at Randy's Donuts, Inglewood". setlist.fm.
  3. ^ a b "Watch letlive. frontman perform with new band the Fever (Night Verses, the Chariot) - Alternative Press". July 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Fever (letlive., Night Verses, the Chariot) release hard-hitting video for debut song—watch - Alternative Press". August 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Travis Barker made a surprise appearance at the Fever's first club show last night - Alternative Press". September 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Walking In My Shoes".
  7. ^ "The Fever 333 surprise drop debut EP, sign to Roadrunner Records - Alternative Press". March 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Fever 333 Open Discussion on Gun Debate With New Song". Loudwire.
  9. ^ "The Fever 333 feature Travis Barker, Vic Mensa on "Made An America" remix". September 29, 2018.
  10. ^ THE F E V E R 333 (September 28, 2018). "THE FEVER 333 - Made An America Remix ft. Travis Barker & Vic Mensa" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "The Fever 333 to support Bring Me The Horizon on UK and Europe arena tour as well as the US Tour". September 28, 2018.
  12. ^ http://www.deadpress.co.uk/news-fever-333-announce-debut-album-strength-in-numb333rs
  13. ^ "The Fever 333 Jason Aalon Butler Returns With his New Charges. And They're Coming in, Motherfuckers". Kerrang!. April 7, 2018.
  14. ^ BRODSKY, RACHEL. "Meet The First-Time GRAMMY Nominee: FEVER 333 Tackle The Tough Issues". Grammy Award. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Simpson, Dave. "Fever 333 on taking on Trump: 'You have to fight the power with power'". The Guardian. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  16. ^ White, Tom. "THE FEVER 333 BRING CARNAGE TO THE PIT STAGE". Reading and Leeds Festivals. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Leigh, Nathan. "THE MOST ESSENTIAL PUNK RECORD OF THE YEAR COMES FROM THE FEVER 333, FORMER LETLIVE. FRONTMAN JASON AALON BUTLER'S NEW PROJECT". Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  18. ^ Doria, Matt. "ALBUM REVIEW: FEVER 333 STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS". https://downloadfestival.com.au/melbourne/news/fever-333-strength-in-numb333rs-2/. Retrieved March 20, 2019. External link in |website= (help)
  19. ^ -, ELLIE. "FEVER 333 – STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS". Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  20. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "FEVER 333". Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  21. ^ Heilman, Max. "ALBUM REVIEW: Fever 333 gives its definitive statement on 'Strength In Numb333rs'". Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  22. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs – Week of June 16, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs – Week of November 28, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  24. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs – Week of April 27, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  25. ^ "FEVER 333 - WE'RE COMING IN". Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  26. ^ "THE FEVER 333 - Walking in My Shoes (Official Music Video)". Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  27. ^ "FEVER 333 - Trigger". Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  28. ^ "FEVER 333 - MADE AN AMERICA". Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  29. ^ "FEVER 333 - BURN IT [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". Retrieved November 11, 2018 – via YouTube.
  30. ^ "FEVER 333 - ONE OF US [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". Retrieved February 13, 2018 – via YouTube.
  31. ^ Campbell, Rachel. "GRAMMY AWARDS 2019 WINNERS ANNOUNCED—SEE THE FULL LIST". altpress.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.