thread of foxing on the occasion of their 2018 extremely warped and fragmented emo album nearer my god

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I can kinda get that just based on the density

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:27 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

very good again last night, nice tight 50ish minute set, not a moment wasted. they played Roy Orbison's "Crying" over the PA as their intro and it segued wonderfully into "Grand Paradise." major points for throwing in some NMG deep cuts ("Won't Drown," "Lambert"[!!]) and for inspiring a mosh pit for about 90 seconds in the climax of "Gameshark."

Conor is one of the more weirdly compelling vocalists I've seen - he sounds just like on record, but his sound and vibe are like he killed off their real singer and replaced him with a skilled karaoke act. Like their real, more seamless and traditionally strong vocalist is locked in some cellar and he's doing the best he can to cover up the cracks with his weird kitchen-sink enthusiasm. (None of this is meant as a diss - it's endearing and distinctive.)

Simon H., Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:39 (two years ago) link

would love to see them at an outdoor festival. this album is weirdly so summery - I associate it with my trips to play cricket last year. the sun is out now so I might put it on

imago, Thursday, 25 April 2019 16:17 (two years ago) link

this is a great review of this album btw, which is threatening to open up it's second half for me

http://www.spectrum-pulse.ca/2018/11/album-review-nearer-my-god-by-foxing.html?m=1

still feel for brevity's sake to have the album end with heartbeats as the note of contrast to the preceding madness would have been ideal, but I am enjoying the last five tracks right now - they would make an excellent companion ep?

imago, Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:11 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

haven't gotten to watch this yet but I assume it kills

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/12/731358797/foxing-tiny-desk-concert

Simon H., Wednesday, 12 June 2019 15:27 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

saw these lads yesterday in the little forest stage at Latitude and they were grrrrreat! I doubt more than 50 people in the crowd had heard them before but they totally won over the crowd. need to catch a small club-ish show next time - they mentioned after the last 2 euro dates they're off home to do the new record so that may be a while.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Saturday, 20 July 2019 08:53 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

this album has really stayed with me

imago, Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:15 (one year ago) link

listening now, still bangs

devvvine, Monday, 19 August 2019 14:51 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

the remixes EP is not bad! the Shinoda remix does what you'd expect, but it works. I wonder if this is a sign of where they might be headed on the next one.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link

one of the guitar players bought a seven string guitar and is promising / threatening tasteful nu metal influence, lol

be the cowboy dan, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 01:52 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

is this the best album released in the 2010s decade? i'd say it's in the top 5

blue6ave, Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:18 (four months ago) link

vv good and gets better with repeats yeah. so excited for the new album

imago, Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:56 (four months ago) link

uuuugh I thought this would be for lp4 news...cmon lads

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:57 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Here I Wait https://t.co/J5Uc3BinLu

🌒 pic.twitter.com/g8mUeI3GmL

— Foxing (@Foxing) February 26, 2021

teasing something

ufo, Friday, 26 February 2021 21:50 (three months ago) link

yesss

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Friday, 26 February 2021 22:02 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHBCMt7xvtA

ufo, Saturday, 6 March 2021 00:25 (three months ago) link

no idea what Yoni Wolf contributed, but damn.

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Saturday, 6 March 2021 00:53 (three months ago) link

it's alright but i think i'll like it more in the context of the album, on its own like this it doesn't quite have the weight that this sort of big power-ballad thing seems like it should?

ufo, Saturday, 6 March 2021 01:27 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i finally heard this and it rules

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:10 (two months ago) link

"speak with the dead" i mean

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:13 (two months ago) link

absolutely amazing

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:13 (two months ago) link

I like it a lot. I think it'll sound even better in context.

drop that fuckin preorder info lads

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:16 (two months ago) link

the groove change in the second half is so unexpected and amazing

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:57 (two months ago) link

loving the ambition and what this does with rhythm, favourite thing is whatever on earth the drums are doing throughout the first half

imago, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:27 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoKo52WVUuo

a goofy comparison to make with this one is avicii

ufo, Thursday, 15 April 2021 07:26 (two months ago) link

jam

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:24 (two months ago) link

based on the two new songs i'm excited for this to outdo nearer my god

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:24 (two months ago) link

so far i'm intrigued but i think i'll like them both in context of the album

ufo, Thursday, 15 April 2021 14:26 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

it's out august 6th

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 12:49 (four weeks ago) link

wasn't expecting them to make an arcade fire song

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:51 (two weeks ago) link

weird/fun chord progressions on that one, I confess I haven't been straightforwardly bowled over by the new songs like I was "slapstick" or "nearer my god" but I am still cautiously optimistic

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

based on the twothree new songs i'm excited for this to outdo nearer my god

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:24 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

this is like ELO gone through a dark mirror to me

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:55 (two weeks ago) link


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