New Music: Foxing Share Video For ‘Slapstick’

New album Nearer My God out on August 10th via Triple Crown. August UK and Ireland tour dates with Pianos Become The Teeth.

Missouri emo/math-rock outfit Foxing have announced the upcoming release of their third album. Titled Nearer My God, it will see release on August 10th via Triple Crown. Taking over three years to create, the effort was produced in St. Louis and Montreal by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists) and Foxing guitarist and songwriter Eric Hudson, with help from Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Modern Baseball).

To celebrate this announcement, the group have released a video for the first single to be gleaned from the effort, ‘Slapstick’. Named after the 1976 science fiction novel of the same name by Kurt Vonnegut, the track is an exploration of the detrimental effects ignorance and arrogance can have on an individual. The video, directed by Josh Coll, was shot in Cape May, NJ and Ottawa, ON.

“When you have five minutes to tell a story, the how’s and why’s of the narrative quickly become the most inconsequential elements –– audiences are imaginative enough to fill in the backstory. What matters is that our two characters ––who are clearly alone in the bunker–– are friends who depend on each other for survival.”

Nearer My God artwork:

UK and Ireland tour dates:

Thurs 9th – Bush Hall, London
Fri 10th – Bush Hall, London
Sat 11th – The Haunt, Brighton
Sun 12th – Rebellion, Manchester
Mon 13th – Whelans, Dublin
Tues 14th – Stereo, Glasgow
Wed 15th – The Cluny, Newcastle
Thurs 16th – Arctangent Festival, Bristol

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