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Who remembers the early days of mp3.com? This was before Myspace had music and when Facebook was still just a social networking tool for the nation’s major universities. Last.fm didn’t exist yet and people still had geocities built websites. Mp3.com was how I discovered music in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. You could search by genre, state, city, etc. much like you can on any website now, but at the time it blew my mind.
In 2002, the year before I left for Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green Kentucky, I researched bands from the area I’d soon be living in and stumbled across Foxhole. When I found out a band that sounded like this was from the town where I was going to school, I was BEYOND stoked. Foxhole plays their brand of trumpet-heavy post rock, but don’t let the over saturated words “post rock” scare you. This isn’t another Explosions in the Sky rip off band.
Foxhole take sounds of early Anathallo, From Monument to Masses, Unwed Sailor and Saxon Shore and roll it all up into a nice, unique tightly knit package. Crashing drums, sudden rhythm changes, slow build ups, and of course the trumpet make this a familiar yet refreshing listening experience. I found this cd while packing boxes this week and remembered my multi-year love affair with the four tracks on it and was worried that upon listening the songs and recording that the EP would show it’s age, but it doesn’t.
Foxhole is still reclusively and methodically making music having released two EP’s and a full length since. After a long hibernation period, I believe they have finished recording a new full length. As I look forward to the new full length I will re-fall in love with this band and you should too.