Avant-indie band The Foxery has released a gripping new song called “Patmos” withAbsolutepunk.net today. The song is featured on the band’s unconventional debut full-length, Unless, that’s being released on September 9th and currently available for pre-order at iTunes and on limited edition vinyl from Spartan Records (http://spr.tn/the_foxery).
Stream “Patmos” now at Absolutepunk.net
As listeners can tell from “Patmos” and their recently released track “Broken Vessels,” The Foxery is not your typical band. The Louisville six-piece crisscrosses genres, weaving elements of indie and alternative rock with post-rock and punk with a sense of unrelenting intensity.
The band’s vast wealth of eccentric creativity plays a heavy hand on their debut, resulting in bizarre song-structures, offbeat rhythms/riffs and unorthodox layering of vocals among other things. And yet, as peculiar as the music is it’s completely accessible, and draws you into its story with each passing song; as can be heard on “Patmos.”
“‘Patmos’ is probably our best example of complete equal contribution from the entire band,” says guitarist/vocalist Cadillac Young. “Every person in the band wrote a part, and then we placed them all together in a cohesive manner and tweaked each other’s parts until it was what you’re listening to now.”
“It’s a song inspired by growing up in the Midwest and having beliefs and ideas on what happiness is and how it should be achieved shoved down our throats since birth — and then eventually coming to our own conclusion that happiness is an abstract concept that is defined by the individual and as long as one person’s happiness doesn’t infringe upon another’s, we should all just support each other and work together to enjoy this big ball of dirt and water we live on.”
“And then again, maybe it’s just a song about how we don’t know anything and we’re just as confused now as we’ve ever been. It’s the second to last song on the record and although we were trying to resolve everything and wrap up on a positive note, we didn’t want to write anything too absolute. Nothing is absolute.”
“Patmos” and “Broken Vessels” are two parts of the greater message conveyed with Unless, which fans will come to realize after listening to the new record.
Unless Track List:
2. Broken Vessels
3. The Sorrow
5. The Filth
8. The Filth II
9. The Gnashing
10. The Gnashing II
12. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!