Fox Teeth
Through the Blue RFR-063

  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue
  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue
  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue
  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue
  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue
  • Fox Teeth - Through the Blue

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Buy Now Release date: Mar 31, 2023

Fox Teeth was never supposed to come this far. Frontperson Jade Rich (vocals/guitar) began writing music as Fox Teeth in 2019, never expecting the project to go anywhere–even the name was a tongue-in-cheek rip on Foxing, one of Rich’s then-favorite bands. Maybe, to some degree, this lack of self-seriousness is what made the band’s 2020 debut LP Tite! such an easy listen. Although the songs might delve into more serious subject matter, the band, comprising Rich and drummer Andrew Romanowski, never lost sight of that.

Through the Blue, the band’s sophomore record, is a different sort of record. It’s got that classic jangly, melodic emo sound–the band cites Adventures, Tigers Jaw, and The Front Bottoms among Through the Blue’s main influences–but it’s a darker album than Tite!, one that demonstrates that Fox Teeth are more than big hooks and math riffs. Mike Chiarappa’s production gives the record a crisp and robust sound, and Pollyanna’s Daniel McCool, who contributed bass to Through the Blue, helps fill in the edges of the band’s sound. The mid-tempo “Asbury Park” is fuzzy and foreboding, crawling through dream pop haze to a muted, cathartic climax, and “Promises” takes the record in a totally different direction, an overblown garage punk song that finds the duo at their most aggressive yet. But other tracks show just how comfortable Fox Teeth have gotten with empty space. The placid twinkling of “Mathematician” verges at times on slowcore, what the band calls “a nod to our love of Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers,” and “Floral Patterned” begins as a classic emo belter before the song’s bridge dips into post-rock–and then boomerangs right back.

The story of the fun-loving rock band who turns in a serious (but still fun!) sophomore album is by no means a novel one, particularly in emo. But Fox Teeth haven’t just created a more serious follow-up to Tite! They’ve created a stellar record that stands on its own. Through the Blue isn’t a level-up compared to Tite! or a level-up for the emo scene–it’s just a level-up, period.

For Fans Of

Joyce Manor, Movements, mom jeans, Carly Cosgrove, Pollyanna

Credits

All songs written by Jade Rich, Andrew Romanowski, Daniel McCool, except "Asbury Park" & "Wednesday, Forever???" co-written by Luis Marquez, and "Dying By My Own Blade" & "earthtone" written solely by Jade Rich. All lyrics written by Jade Rich.

Performed by:
- Jade Rich - Vocals, guitar
- Andrew Romanowski - Drums, percussion
- Daniel McCool - Bass

Additional performances by:
- Luis Marquez - Guitar on "Asbury Park" & "Wednesday, Forever???"

Engineered, mixed, and produced by Michael Chiarappa (of Range Life). Assistant engineered by Matt Lambert. Recorded at DIMM Studios in Freehold, NJ. Mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music Hudson, NY.

Track Listing

  1. blue
  2. Ghost Without a Grave
  3. Stay Here
  4. Promises
  5. Mathematician
  6. Two Emos (And Some Checkered Vans)
  7. Dying By My Own Blade
  8. earthtone
  9. Floral Patterned
  10. Asbury Park
  11. Wednesday, Forever

Pressing Information

100 - Splatter
200 - Clear
200 - Black

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