Fabulous Decline
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Fabulous Decline

Carbondale, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Carbondale, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Indie

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Feb
07
Fabulous Decline @ P K's

Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Jan
23
Fabulous Decline @ The Schlafly Tap Room

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Jan
09
Fabulous Decline @ John Brown's On the Square

Marion, Illinois, United States

Marion, Illinois, United States

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Fabulous Decline is a four-piece indie rock band from Southern Illinois, whose sound can be described as passionate, catchy, and powerful. Comparisons have been made to other rock bands, both past and present, but similarities rarely subsist through the next song played. Clearly, there is an entire universe of influences being explored here, with seemingly none taking precedence over any other.

Though it doesn't sound confused. There's a element of emotion - sometimes jubilant, but often melancholy - that ties it all together. And if it isn't always apparent through the lyrical content, it's certainly there in another form: a vocal sweep that causes your hair to stand on end, or a chord progression that knocks the wind out of you.

That kind of genuine fervor requires talent to convey, and Fabulous Decline have it in spades. The backbone is the rhythm section, from which drummer Alan Mabee and bassist Jimmy Thorne II deliver a driving and frequently intricate foundation for each song to be built upon. Adam Morton and Jon Teutrine then contribute an interweaved layer of jangle and dirt via overdriven acoustic and electric guitar.

With this tightly bound instrumentation, the proverbial icing on the cake is their vocals. Mort's unmistakably distinctive voice administers a powerful melody, and his bandmates provide brilliant harmonies at exactly the right moments. Follow that up with one of their chorus hooks, which have been described as "anthemic," and you'll agree - it really is fabulous.

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Fabulous Decline's first EP, Grin & Bear It, was released in June 2014 and is available though all major digital music retailers. In late summer 2014, they returned to the studio, and are currently working on a follow-up EP.

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