Spartan Records label mates The Foxery (Louisville, KY) and Secret Stuff (Nashville, TN) are heading out on tour together across Midwestern and Southern regions of the United States January 15th – January 30th.
Secret Stuff’s debut 5-song EP, This Is Fine, will be released digitally and on 12″ vinyl on January 29 via Spartan Records. Engineered and produced by Jon Hicks (Relient K, Haste the Day, Dance Gavin Dance) in his aptly-titled studio, Jon’s House, This Is Fine captures the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all (the acknowledgement of which is where the title originates).
Check out Secret Stuff’s music video for the track “I Lost My Dinosaur” below!
Coming on the heels of several independent releases, incessant DIY touring, and months and months of persistent writing, The Foxery found their home on Spartan Records with their 2014 debut full-length Unless, unquestionably their most prolific recording to date. Thematically, Unlesstackles massive questions against the backdrop of a dark and wandering musical journey.
Unless is available for purchase in the Spartan Records store.
The Foxery will release a free 3-song EP, titled “American Dissonance,” via their Bandcamp page. The EP will available to download/stream starting onJanuary 15, the first day of the tour.
Check out The Foxery’s “Broken Vessels” video below!
1.15.16 Columbus, OH – The Summit
1.16.16 Louisville, KY – Modern Cult Records
1.17.16 Indianapolis, IN – Paradox Lounge
1.18.16 Alton, IL – Metal Gear – 631 Liberty St.
1.19.16 Champaign, IL – TBA
1.20.16 Springfield, IL Black Sheep
1.21.16 Chicago, IL – Populous Chicago
1.22.16 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
1.23.16 Omaha, NE – Milk Run
1.24.16 Lincoln, NE – TBA
1.25.16 Kansas City, MO – Davies Uptown Rambler
1.26.16 Springfield, MO – The Outland
1.27.16 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
1.28.16 Denton, TX – Gatsby’s Mansion
1.29.16 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
1.30.16 Memphis, TN – TBA
About The Foxery
When asked to describe The Foxery, each band member contributed one word: Passionate. Intense. Cathartic. Heavy. Genuine. Fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet.
About Secret Stuff
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” If that’s true, consider Secret Stuff gone. The Nashville trio has been through its fair share of tough, and it comes out in droves in the band’s forthcoming release, This is Fine. Members Michael Pfohl, Nathan Childers, and Alexander Gonser juggled relationships, the hosting of bi-weekly house shows, and a full-time college course load while writing and recording the impassioned, ardent five song EP – multiple times. This is Fine captures the angst and misery of formative years, set on the backdrop of struggling to do even that. It focuses on shortcomings, the burdens of stress, overly critical self-analysis, and coming to terms with it all (the acknowledgement of which is where the title originates). Produced and engineered by Jon Hicks (Relient K, Haste the Day, Dance Gavin Dance), the band found a way to use their trials to define This is Fine — all five songs survey a fully focused mastery of songwriting, instrumentation, and melody.