Anti-/Arts & Crafts
ADDS 12/4/18

"This album shines a light on what is brilliant about Andy - which is his words and that unique voice of his, which I am definitely attracted to." – Bob Boilen, NPR Music

"'Everything Apart' is one of the most imaginative, gorgeous, and stylish singles of 2018, and if listeners can expect the same amount of talent and charm from the album, this will be a quick contender for Album of the Year." – Atwood Magazine

"excellent musicianship from start to finish, warmed by a mixture of '70s tones and modern flourishes" - Exclaim! (8/10)

Foxwarren’s backstory reads like a page torn from the manual of rock & roll authenticity. They are siblings and childhood friends who formed a band in college. They went on to live as roommates and recorded an album in the basement of a rented house. Even the band’s namesake comes from the brothers (Avery and Darryl) Kissick’s family home.

The band’s self-titled debut is subtle and thoughtful, it draws parallels to frontman Andy Shauf’s solo work while leaning on collaboration and looseness rather than Shauf’s meticulous arrangements. Where Shauf leaves space for orchestration, Foxwarren take time to ruminate on passages and themes. Propped up by warm driving rhythms and a familiar voice, and coloured with soft electronics and coarse guitars, it’s a record that ultimately hinges on sincerity. It captures the feeling of friends pushing each other, of a band looking inward for inspiration instead of outward for influence. It’s a record that sat finished for years and almost never saw the light of day. We should count our lucky stars that they’ve decided to share it.

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RIYL: Andy Shauf, Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
TRY: #3, 1, 5, 8

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