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Tigers Jaw and Foxing to support Manchester Orchestra in October

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Tigers Jaw | photo by Jimmy Fontaine | courtesy of the artist

If you were already super pumped for the Manchester Orchestra show this fall after catching its Free At Noon Concert, then you might want to sit down for this news. Not only will the Atlanta five-piece’s soaring sounds echo through The Fillmore in October, but they’ll be joined by Scranton duo, Tigers Jaw, and St. Louis post-rock outfit, Foxing. Holy emotional angst-fest. Continue reading →

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Foxing cover Dido in support of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU

Foxing | via their Facebook page
Foxing | via their Facebook page

If you’re one of millions still struggling with the results of Tuesday’s election, any source of reassurance is a welcome one. For women and minority groups, that solace is an especially scarce commodity. But in their own small way, St. Louis’ Foxing is trying to help. The band has just shared a cover of Dido’s “White Flag,” and while proceeds from the track were initially meant to help them recover from their recent van accident, the majority will now go to Planned Parenthood and ACLU. Continue reading →

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Balance and Composure makes their long-awaited return with “Postcard,” stacked tour with Foxing and Mercury Girls

Balance and Composure | photo by Andi Elloway | courtesy of the artist
Balance and Composure | photo by Andi Elloway | courtesy of the artist

It’s been radio silence from spectral Doylestown rock five-piece Balance and Composure for the better part of a year now, so we knew something big was brewing. The band has been working hard at Studio 4 in Conshy with regular collaborator and good buddy Will Yip on the production boards, and today just announced their third album, Light We Made, which is due out on October 7th via Vagrant Records. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foxing at Union Transfer, Le Butcherettes at Underground Arts, Up The Chain at Johnny Brenda’s, and more…

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

St. Louis emo five piece Foxing are back at Union Transfer tonight after tearing it apart back in December. The band is touring to support their 2015 album, Dealer. Opening the show will be Tancred, Lymbic Systym, and ADJY. More information can be found here. Continue reading →

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The Key Presents: Foxing

Foxing | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com
Foxing | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | jeremy-zim.com

Foxing are a force of nature. Anyone who’s seen the St. Louis post-emo six-piece in the past year-and-a-half of relentless touring can attest to that fact. Frontman Conor Murphy brings a fearsome energy to the stage, roaring his unbelievably personal lyrics over an oceanic soundscape spooled out drop by drop, each twinkling guitar note and choir sample weaving together as fluidly and surely as tidal erosion.

The combination of blistering passion and ace talent hasn’t gone unnoticed, with the band being hand-selected to support emo titans Brand New, and later joining Philly friends Modern Baseball and mewithoutYou for tours as well, stealing shows and hearts all the while.

But Foxing is at its best with emotions running high, and this isn’t limited to a room full of screaming, sobbing fans—like the one they tore apart at Union Transfer early in December. Some of Foxing’s most visceral moments come not in the raging choruses of songs like “Rory” and “the Medic,” but in the layered introspection and lightly wafting lyrics from Murphy. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Foxing at Union Transfer, The Morelings at Ortlieb’s, Rusted Root at Ardmore Music Hall and more

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

St. Louis indie five-piece Foxing plays Union Transfer in Philly tonight, opening for The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. This fall, the band released its sophomore album Dealer , and it’s a step forward from their more classic punk debut and into atmospheric, experimental territory informed by Sigur Ros. Read our interview with the band here and get tickets and information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Forging a new sound with St. Louis punk faves Foxing

Foxing | photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Foxing | photo by Rachel Del Sordo

A year or two ago,  you were most likely to see St. Louis DIY scene faves Foxing at basement shows, or perhaps at a particularly good all-ages night at The Fire. Their music was loud and cathartic, lots of screams howls and arcing guitars, interlocking instrumental building up to visceral crescendos. In short, it was capital-E Emo, at least on the surface anyway – and 2014’s The Albatross was the perfect introduction to a band that toured heavily with the likes of The Hotelier and Prawn.

But Foxing always saw itself a little differently – they come from a background that’s equal parts ambient / experimental (Hunter Gatherer) and brash punk rock (Family Might). These days, the five-piece has its sights set comparatively higher, and its sophomore LP Dealer (out now on Triple Crown records) is poised to launch them beyond the scene and into the realm of general listenership. It’s an elegant and atmospheric, like Sigur Ros and GY!BE, but with classic Foxing hooks by frontman Conor Murphy. They’ve already gotten some love from NPR – always a good sign – and this Friday, the band’s run with fellow boundary-pushers The World Is… takes to Union Transfer.

We caught up with bassist and co-songwriter Josh Coll to talk about the band’s progression, its listening habits and how much it still enjoys its first record. Continue reading →

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Download Foxing’s appearance on the World Cafe: Next podcast, see them at Union Transfer

photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com
photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | Jeremy-Zim.com

St. Louis indie rock five-piece Foxing recently released its second studio album, Dealer, and was featured this week as a World Cafe: Next artist. You can stream and download the segment below in this week’s podcast from NPR, which features two tracks from the album.

First is the calm and intricate “Night Channels,” a heart-wrenching tune that features a somber hook begging “future love, don’t fall apart.” The second song, “Weave,” was written as a response – or better yet a closure – to the five-piece’s debut record The Albatross. “Weave” creates beautiful imagery on top of layered atmospheric guitars. Continue reading →

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