Release Date: Nov 30, 2018
Record label: Anti-
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Singer/songwriter Andy Shauf co-founded Foxwarren with three friends from college in the late 2000s, around the time he began releasing home-recorded solo material; the group stayed intact through hiatuses for his solo career over the next ten years. Following his second album, 2016's The Party, Foxwarren was finally able to complete its recording debut. Sharing a certain soft-footed, pastoral indie rock sensibility with their frontman's music, Foxwarren is very much a project for fans of Shauf's solo work.
For Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf, solo success meant putting band life on a brief hold. Whether narrating the macabre end to an unfaithful relationship or house-party antics gone horribly wrong, Shauf has diligently refined his storytelling during the last decade on a series of albums under his own name. All the while, he's also performed alongside hometown pals Dallas Bryson and brothers Darryl and Avery Kissick as Foxwarren.
Rating: NNNN Andy Shauf's 2016 album The Party - a wallflower indie pop concept album about the depressing aspects of drinking and socializing - brought his approach and sound to the mainstream, making fans eager for his next offering. For Toronto-via-Saskatchewan's multi-instrumentalist baroque pop prince, it comes in the form of a self-titled debut from his hometown band, Foxwarren. Actually, this is technically Foxwarren's sophomore album, but Shauf has been rather secretive about the group's past work.