Release Date: Apr 29, 2016
Record label: Totally Gross National Product
This might be the first Fog album in nine years, but it’s not as if Andrew Broder has been asleep the whole time. He’s released three freeform instrumental records via Bandcamp, along with an EP of bleak, vital hip-hop with Crescent Moon. Oh, and formed a straight-ahead rock band, The Cloak Ox, who recorded and toured behind their debut full-length in 2013.
"I'm worried that if more people hear Fog, they'll realize that the rest of us are a bunch of hacks," says Low's Alan Sparhawk of For Good, Andrew Broder's first opus as Fog since 2007. It's unsurprising seeing Minneapolis artists supporting the living shit out of each other, but Low just put out their best album in a decade, and For Good seems to be following the same path. You can imagine him walking along a snowy Mississippi on highlight 'Sister Still', putting together the finest details of upper-midwestern adult living.
Andrew Broder has held a lot of jobs over the course of his career: turntablist, indie-rock frontman, beatmaker, ambient musician. More recently, he’s been working as a handyman and commercial painter in his native Minneapolis. Following the release of 2007’s Ditherer, Broder stepped away from the Fog moniker for nearly a decade, though he continued to dabble in various side-projects and solo endeavors.