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The Random Hubiak Recommends: The Foxires

Next week I’ll let you all know about the time I spent in the studio with my drummer, Paul Galiszewski, two weeks ago. Today, however, I simply wish to extend my appreciation to another great act that I feel deserves your attention.

The Foxfires are from upstate New York — I forget which of the Nyacks they’re from, but that’s where! Their music blends indie pop/rock with folk, surf rock, and shoe gaze (as well as, let’s be honest, some gorgeous chorus-y guitar work reminiscent of New Order) into what they describe as the “seagaze” sound. While they sometimes do delve into dark areas of the human psyche, their music always feels affirmative and enlightening.

I met these guys for the first time a year ago at the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg PA, then again at the SS Cape May conference where I got to catch their fantastic live show. Dudes play a tight set! This year, we lathered, rinsed, and repeated, but this year I got to spend some quality down time with these guys over a few meals (but our performance schedules conflicted and I couldn’t watch them live). I can say that besides being wonderfully talented musicians, they are also very beautiful souls who care a great deal about preserving this world and lifting the spirits of its inhabitants. Give them a listen: You won’t be disappointed!

Find the Foxfires:

Also, feel free to check out this SPOTIFY PLAYLIST for my song “Down Endless Street,” which features a lot of classic rock anthems as well as a song by The Foxfires.

Playlist contents:

U2 — Where the Streets Have No Name

Airborne Toxic Event — Wishing Well

Bruce Springsteen — Thunder Road

Paul McCartney & Wings — Band on the Run

Jackson Browne — Running on Empty

Bob Seger — American Storm

Pink Floyd — Signs of Life/Learning to Fly

The Who — Baba O’Riley

Rosanne Cash — The Wheel

The Foxfires — Patience

Arcade Fire — Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)

Elton John — Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

The Who — Quadrophenia

Boston — Don’t Look Back

Danielia Cotton — Fast

Journey — Don’t Stop Believing’

The Charming Beards — Out of the Valley

Bonnie Tyler — Faster Than The Speed of Night

Angels & Airwaves — Valkyrie Missile

Meat Loaf — I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)

Rosanne Cash — On the Inside

Tracy Chapman — Telling Stories

Emmylou Harris — Where Will I Be

Counting Crows — Round Here

Janis Ian — From Me to You

Led Zeppelin — Stairway to Heaven

Sheryl Crow — Run, Baby, Run

Joni Mitchell — Banquet

Stevie Nicks — I Can’t Wait

Bob Seger — Hollywood Nights

Bruce Springsteen — Jungleland

The Random Hubiak — Endless Street

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