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Friday, March 14 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Foxy Shazam

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The self-proclaimed "Evel Knievel of Rock N Roll," Foxy Shazam is here to make a musical death defying stunt with their New Weathermen debut Introducing Foxy, to be released in January of 2008. The album, recorded with producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Heavy Heavy Low Low) takes their piano propelled songs that layer spastic hardcore noise atop fractured Soul inspired pop to a new level, one that emphasizes…..well….good times, tells vocalist Eric Nally. "The whole point of the album is to be a feel-good dance party. We stepped up our game while throwing our whole selves and personality quirks in it, making the album very centered and focused on our development." The songs are varied, and there are a few head scratchers thrown in the mix, tells Nally. "One song, Dangerous Man, is meant for the soundtrack of a Robin Hood film. Another song, Red Cape Diver, is about a bull fighter who is telling his family that he loves them before he goes off to work. But most of the songs are just about having a good time." The first single off of their record, and one of the biggest party-starters, Yes Yes Yes! is making its debut on Myspace this month. Foxy Shazam has been taking their party mobile since their formation in 2004. The quintet from Cincinnati, OH, which consists of Nally, Loren Turner (guitar), Daisy (bass), Sky White (piano), and Joe Halberstadt (drums) are currently out on their first official tour with Eyes Set to Kill and High School Karate, and have booked their own tours in the past with Tub Ring, Look What I Did, and others. The band had such a blast on the road that they felt they were meant to continue. Speaking on their direction, Turner admits "we decided early on not to hold back on any kind of sound as long as it sounds good, we will use it." The result is a divergent sound that doesn’t fit comfortably in any one genre but reaches across many. "We’ve always gone over well with our live shows whether playing to a bar full of old guys or a VFW hall full of hardcore kids we also draw a positive reaction." Through this intense live show experience, the band has drawn a fanbase in many national markets. While their shows tend to get a little wild, for example the band playing to reckless abandon including White playing the piano with a severed deer hoof and Nally putting out a lit cigarette on his cheek, the emphasis is on the visible, soulful nature of the music. "We tend to be really theatrical because we are so passionate about the music. It really moves us, and we don’t need props to show it." The band released their debut album The Flamingo Trigger (2005), and then went on to tour exhaustively, performing over two hundred shows within a span of eighteen months. The word of mouth about the band began to spread catching the attention of many, including The Number Twelve Looks Like You's front man and partner of Piermont Management, Jesse Korman. Foxy Shazam became the first management client of Piermont Management, who quickly introduced their client to Nick Storch of New Weathermen Records. Storch recalls "He (Korman) told me I had to check them out and at first I had no idea what was going on in their music and put it aside. A few weeks later I put their demos back in with a fresh mind and it clicked right away, these guys are chaotic but there’s also a real pop sensibility that doesn’t usually occur with bands this far out." Foxy Shazam is the second artist to be signed to the label in partnership with Ferret Music. The band will be heading out on a full US tour with Heavy Heavy Low Low and Dance Gavin Dance in November so keep checking Ferretstyle.com for details.

Friday March 14, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E 4th St

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