Wake Up Weary & Sleepy! The Foxes Are In Town!
November 1, 2011 · Print This Article
Sleepy Eyed Fox strike a chord at the core of all that music wants to be and could be and never quite achieves unless we’re willing to believe. Five folks (three of them siblings) and eleven songs are suddenly all that we need.
Dropped from the heavens in a gesture of apparent effortlessness yet obviously sweaty effort, Weary Hearts wakes tired sleepers so sick of another generation of great musicians going down the dark alley that their ancestors warned them about. Dropped onto disc at a studio near Nashville in a folksy, timeless, and timely context that owns what it owes to Everybodyfields, Avett Brothers, The Civil Wars, or Mumford and Sons, this foxy serenade seeps into your sleep until you can’t help but humming along.
Of course, rock n roll was never innocent and always chases its innocence. Every once in a while, as if the hated headlines never existed, a band emerges from the earth and the ether to restore our faith. Perhaps pop music isn’t all ego and regret after all, perhaps we can forget for the length of an album the steady parade of diva moments and overdoses, of checking into rehab and refusing rehab for the grave.
Every once in a while, the choir kicks up Tennessee dust and shows up early and eager, a humble crew of gorgeous and unpretentious twenty-somethings with a backpack full of songs burning genuine joy into your guts via your ears. With roots in the great ‘family band’-that-learned-how-to-play-at-church tradition, Sleepy Eyed Fox travel lightly on the road to success, with musicality a fuel stronger than any hype could ever be.
Sleepy Eyed Fox sing songs of singularly prescient Appalachian pop, of pleasing your partner and praising your creator, of washing on the shore of life’s rocky moments to discover love and hope lingering longer than shame or blame.
We don’t need to trust the epic purity that sings like a mountain spring, just trust the source that’s upstream from all this melodic meaning. Sleepy Eyed Fox sits on the cusp of becoming something unstoppably great. Discover them. –Andrew William Smith, Editor
For more information on Sleepy Eyed Fox or their album Weary Hearts, please visit sleepyeyedfox.com