Thankfully, The Fevertones' insightful and decisive lyricism doesn't leave the band's enthusiastic jump and giddy-up from pulling any punches. The vocals turn hot on the band's 2013 release "Barefoot and Still Breathing," calling to mind a random Lomax recording circa another place and time. The band possesses too much energy, too much freshness to be deemed throwback, and too much moxy to be labeled folk, especially when the brass comes rolling in.
The Fevertones play with Cult Classic on Friday, May 16, at The California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Road West. 8 p.m. $5-$10.