Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Foxy Shazam Play Bamboozle East and West * Tour w/ The Fall of Troy!

Announce Appearances @ Bamboozle East and West * US Tour w/ The Fall of Troy!

Watch the new video for "A Dangerous Man" HERE!

Word has it their live show is even more explosive than their albums. If that’s true, earplugs are definitely in order, because “Introducing” is certainly some incendiary fun. - New York Metromix

(Foxy Shazam) are blazing their own unique path through the neon-teen jungle - The Tripwire

Foxy Shazam has been making headlines for their stellar high energy shows. In the video for “A Dangerous Man,” the first single off the recently released Introducing record, the boys channel that chaotic spunk and show some of what makes Foxy Shazam an awesome band. - Alarm Press

Just back from destroying crowds at this year's SXSW Marathon where the band performed for the likes of Alternative Press Magazine and Hot Topic, alongside the likes of Man Man, Chiodos, Unsane, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, An Albatross, and more, the critically acclaimed future children of our generation, Foxy Shazam, have just announced they will be performing both the East and West Coast versions of this year's Bamboozle Festival! On the west coast, the band will be performing alongside the likes Alkaline Trio, 7 Seconds, Anti-Flag, Chiodos, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, Hot Water Music, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Bouncing Souls. On the East Coast, they share the stage w/ Snoop Dogg and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Need we say more?!

From Ray Charles to Axl Rose, Little Richard to Jerry Lee Lewis, the piano and pianist have been driving forces fueling some of the most monstrous musical movements ever put to audience's ears. And most often, especially when performed live, these moments of powerful and sometimes flamboyant epics, melt minds and faces for decades, and even centuries, to come.

Enter, Foxy Shazam.

Taking their queue from contemporaries like At the Drive-In, Gogol Bordello, Man Man, and others in the modern piano-driven punk era, FOXY SHAZAM construct a formula of chaotic and disjointed, convulsive punk rock, complete w/ apocalyptic lyrics and doom-ridden instrumentation, seemingly rising and intoxicating like vapors from a cryptic, acid-laden party in hell. Imagine the soundtrack to a bad trip featuring demon-gnomes encircling and bouncing about, eyes bulging like that creature on the plane in Stephen King's Twilight Zone. Freaky shit!

More about Foxy Shazam:

The self-proclaimed “Evel Knievel of Rock N Roll,” Foxy Shazam is here to make a musical death defying stunt with their New Weathermen debut Introducing, to be released in January of 2008. The album, recorded with producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Heavy Heavy Low Low) takes their piano propelled songs that layer spastic hardcore noise atop fractured Soul inspired pop to a new level, one that emphasizes - well - good times, tells vocalist Eric Nally. “The whole point of the album is to be a feel-good dance party. We stepped up our game while throwing our whole selves and personality quirks in it, making the album very centered and focused on our development.” The songs are varied, and there are a few head scratchers thrown in the mix, tells Nally. “One song, Dangerous Man, is meant for the soundtrack of a Robin Hood film. Another song, Red Cape Diver, is about a bull fighter who is telling his family that he loves them before he goes off to work. But most of the songs are just about having a good time.” The first single off of their record, and one of the biggest party-starters, Yes Yes Yes! is making its debut on Myspace this month.

Foxy Shazam has been taking their party mobile since their formation in 2004. The quintet from Cincinnati, OH, which consists of Nally, Loren Turner (guitar), Daisy (bass), Sky White (piano), and Joe Halberstadt (drums) are currently out on tour with Heavy Heavy Low Low and Tera Melos, and have booked their own tours in the past with Tub Ring, Look What I Did, and others. Speaking on their direction, Turner admits “we decided early on not to hold back on any kind of sound as long as it sounds good, we will use it.” The result is a divergent sound that doesn’t fit comfortably in any one genre but reaches across many. “We’ve always gone over well with our live shows whether playing to a bar full of old guys or a VFW hall full of hardcore kids we also draw a positive reaction.” Through this intense live show experience, the band has drawn a fanbase in many national markets. While their shows tend to get a little wild, for example the band playing to reckless abandon including White playing the piano with a severed deer hoof and Nally putting out a lit cigarette on his cheek, the emphasis is on the visible, soulful nature of the music. “We tend to be really theatrical because we are so passionate about the music. It really moves us, and we don’t need props to show it.”

The band released their debut album The Flamingo Trigger (2005), and then went on to tour exhaustively, performing over two hundred shows within a span of eighteen months. The word of mouth about the band began to spread catching the attention of many, including The Number Twelve Looks Like You's front man and band manager, Jesse Korman. Foxy Shazam was then quickly introduced by Jesse to Nick Storch of New Weathermen Records. Storch recalls "He (Korman) told me I had to check them out and at first I had no idea what was going on in their music and put it aside. A few weeks later I put their demos back in with a fresh mind and it clicked right away, these guys are chaotic but there's also a real pop sensibility that doesn't usually occur with bands this far out." Foxy Shazam is the second artist to be signed to the label in partnership with Ferret Music.

“Introducing” Tracklist:
1. Introducing Foxy
2. The Rocketeer
3. A Dangerous Man
4. The Science Of Love
5. A Black Man's Breakfast
6. It's Hair Smelled Like Bonfire
7. Red Cape Diver
8. Yes! Yes! Yes!
9. Ghost Animals
10. Cool

Foxy Shazam Live!

Apr 6 2008 BAMBOOZLE LEFT! Irvine, California
May 4 2008 THE GREAT BAMBOOZLE East Rutherford, New Jersey

w/ The Fall of Troy!
Apr 18 2008 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Apr 19 2008 The Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Apr 20 2008 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 21 2008 The Loft Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 22 2008 Reggie’s Live Chicago, Illinois
Apr 23 2008 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Apr 24 2008 The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 25 2008 The Mad Hatter Covington, Kentucky
Apr 26 2008 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 29 2008 The Club @ Water Street Music Hall Rochester, New York
Apr 30 2008 The Salt Lounge London, Ontario
May 1 2008 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
May 2 2008 Club Lambi Montreal, Quebec
May 3 2008 The Loft @ The Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
May 6 2008 Toad’s Place New Haven, Connecticut
May 7 2008 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
May 8 2008 The Soapbox Laudrolounge Wilmington, North Carolina
May 9 2008 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
May 10 2008 The Social Orlando, Florida
May 11 2008 Studio A Miami, Florida
May 13 2008 The High Ground Metairie, Louisiana
May 14 2008 Meridian Red Room Houston, Texas
May 15 2008 The Door Dallas, Texas
May 16 2008 House of Rock Corpus Christi, Texas
May 17 2008 White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
May 19 2008 The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
May 20 2008 Glasshouse Pomona, California
May 21 2008 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
May 22 2008 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
May 23 2008 Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
May 24 2008 El Corazon Seattle, Washington

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