by Tarik Moody
This week's download comes from one of Wisconsin's biggest musical exports, PHOX. The group of close six friends from Baraboo will be releasing their self-titled debut album on June 24 via Partisan Records (Sylvan Esso, Field Report). You have 7 days to grab PHOX's first single "Slow Motion." Check out the album review by Sound Opinions Jim Deregotis You can also catch them perform at Turner Hall Ballroom on August 6.
After two years of cohabiting, PHOX beheld a demo reel of bedroom-recorded music (and home movies) that made Bon Iver and The Fray recording engineer Brian Joseph blush. Donning his producer’s cape (and occasional lab coat), Joseph cheer-led the band through its debut album at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI.
Joseph’s enthusiasm propelled the band through the production of more than a dozen songs that have been swimming in the think tank for two years.
Mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady in NYC, their debut album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.