foxing come out big attract the moon last year, and they are now in the middle of their summer tour in support of the album. They hit NYC for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday night (7/16), a superb triple bill with their tour mates salute the dead and home is where. The energy in the room was already high when Home Is Where started the night, armed with a case of harmonicas, a singing saw and a stuffed Mickey Mouse on a cross strapped to Brandon’s mic stand. Mac Donald. Brandon threw herself around the stage, pogo and sprawling on the floor, as they played songs from last year’s excellent album I have become birdsas well as a few others.
Greet Death, then, sounded fantastic with their dark, shoegaze-infused sound, guitarists Samuel Boyhtari and Logan Gaval swapping vocals throughout. They recently released a new EP, new bottomwhich they played a song, as well as older material.
The crowd went wild when Foxing took the stage to close the night, and their enthusiasm never wavered, leading Conor Murphy to declare the show one of the most assertive nights of the band’s life. and their favorite New York show. They commanded the stage as if they were headlining an arena, with Conor in constant motion, cooling down with some acoustic songs later in the set.
Foxing devoted most of the night to their attract the moon material, but they also dedicated more of their set to their 2013 debut The Albatross than they had in a while, including some of the least played deep cuts on the album. These older songs received some of the most enthusiastic responses of the night, especially the album’s two biggest fan favorites, “Rory” (which they covered with) and “The Medic”.
Their last song before the encore was “Speak with the Dead” from their new album, which Conor introduced with an emotional dedication, saying it was for anyone who had struggled or lost someone in the past two years. of the pandemic. Brandon MacDonald also returned to sing while Conor played trumpet, which was a total delight.
Check out photos from the entire night, including all three bands’ setlists and some fan-shot videos, below.