Foxing will set off on their co-headline tour with Pianos Become The Teeth next week, too.
Foxing have released ‘Gameshark’, the final single before the release of new album ‘Nearer My God’ on August 10th.
With their forthcoming third album ‘Nearer My God’, St. Louis’ Foxing have soundtracked the apocalypse. And on newly-released track ‘Gameshark,’ they’ve damn near musically-personified the panic we’re all gonna feel just before it goes down. ‘Gameshark’ is a frantic frenzy of fast-paced electronic meets post-hardcore that just adds to the genius of what’s to come on the highly-anticipated ‘Nearer My God’, out everywhere next Friday August 10th.
Listen to new single ‘Gameshark’ via YouTube, below:
Check out the full list of their UK tour dates beginning next week with Pianos Become The Teeth, below:
Thurs 9th – Bush Hall, London Fri 10th – Bush Hall, London Sat 11th – The Haunt, Brighton Sun 12th – Rebellion, Manchester Mon 13th – Whelans, Dublin Tues 14th – Stereo, Glasgow Wed 15th – The Cluny, Newcastle Thurs 16th – Arctangent Festival, Bristol
Created over the course of nearly three years, ‘Nearer My God’ was produced in St. Louis and Montreal by Walla and Hudson, with additional help from Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Modern Baseball).
It’s an apocalyptic melodrama about control in a world that really, really feels like it’s falling apart. Expertly-executed by vocalist Conor Murphy, guitarists Eric Hudson, Ricky Sampson, and Jonathan Hellwig on drums, Foxing shines their collective brightest on this record, especially on tracks like ‘Gameshark,’ or the title track, recorded and released in 5 different languages. Here, they combine elements of anthemic indie rock, avant-garde R&B, classical and more to create some of their most original and strongest material yet.
Foxing’s discography, including their 2013 breakout debut ‘The Albatross’, is one that can be slow-moving but with purpose. ‘Nearer My God’ took the band nearly three years to complete, but that time was well spent re-focusing on the future of Foxing. What preceded ‘Nearer My God’s newfound energy was the emotional and physical fatigue that came from years of their relentless drive. Their last album, 2016’s ‘Dealer’, helped push the St. Louis group to entirely new heights; Pitchfork instantly dubbed it “an artistic triumph,” it debuted at #3 on Billboard’s best-selling vinyl chart, and the band spent nearly 2 years off and on the road in support of it. The patience pays off, though; ‘Nearer My God’ feels like an entirely refreshed Foxing, even if they never really needed much refreshing in the first place.
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