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Jason Krunnfusz
Monica Martin
Matthew Holmen
Zach Johnston
Matteo Roberts
Davey Roberts

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PHOX is a bunch of friends from the Midwestern circus hamlet, Baraboo, WI, a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. They make music that straddles Feist and Monty Python.
It was in Baraboo that the six unlikely musicians attended high school together, some playing on the soccer field, others on video production sets. But in a town with a drive-your-tractor-to-school day, they didn't last.
They did the thing that most people do when they are 18: they fled the coop, each going their separate ways (to film school, cosmetology school, a job with Homeland Security…). But promises were made that couldn't be kept, and as they fell in unrequited love and lost their respective jobs, in spite of themselves, each simultaneously pulled the ripcord and came home.
The sextet promptly (-ish) got a house together in the Portland of the heartland, Madison, WI. As prolifically documented in their online video series, PHOX rekindled their onetime A/V production house while discovering how to live as a family (i.e. how not to berate each other about the hair in the sink).
After two years of cohabiting, PHOX beheld a demo reel of bedroom-recorded music (and home movies) that made Bon Iver and The Fray recording engineer Brian Joseph blush. Donning his producer's cape (and occasional lab coat), Joseph cheer-led the band through its debut album at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI.
Joseph's enthusiasm propelled the band through the production of more than a dozen songs that have been swimming in the think tank for two years.
Mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady in NYC, their debut album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.
If the goal here is friendship, PHOX is doing quite well. If the chosen path is blue collar pixel-pushing and church camp trust falls, they're on the way. And if their only coping mechanism is to lay down their arms and, for 30 or 45 minutes a day, shut up and listen to each other, you can't be too upset.
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PHOX "1936" Carousel remix

Hear Carousel's mellowed-out electronic remix of PHOX's nostalgic tune, "1936" premiering now on HillyDilly.">bit.ly
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Phox self-titled debut out today

PHOX has just released their self-titled debut album, and their hit single “Slow Motion” is georiot.co target="_blank">iTunes Canada’s free Single of the Week!

The album, produced by Brian Joseph and mixed by Michael Brauer, is a collection of tracks containing agile melodies rolling between folk-rock and indie pop grooves. Watch the video for lead single "Slow Motion” and try not to fall in love.

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Dine Alone welcomes PHOX to Canadian roster!

We are beyond excited to announce the addition of sextet PHOX to their Canadian roster. The Madison via Baraboo, Wi natives will release their self-titled debut on June 24. Those who take advantage of the digital presale georiot.co target="_blank">HERE will receive the new single “Slow Motion” as an instant download. Pre-orders for CDs and vinyl are available bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.

Produced by Brian Joseph at April Base Studio in Eau Claire, WI and mixed by Michael Brauer, the album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul. The breathy-yet-powerful intensity of lead-singer Monica Martin's voice sits somewhere between the evocative agelessness of Christine McVie or Nina Simone with more modern echoes of Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck. Beneath this, an elegant Lee Hazlewood-meets-Regina Spector arrangement and compressed drums that would sit on the edge of a St Vincent record. PHOX straddle the normally shaky boundary between sounding modern and classic.

PHOX Track Listing
01. Calico Man
02. Leisure
03. Slow Motion
04. 1936
05. Evil
06. Laura
07. Kingfisher
08. Shrinking Violets
09. Satyr and the Faun
10. Noble Heart
11. Raspberry Seed
12. in Due Time

PHOX have also announced their headlining tour dates. The 5-week run will begin on June 24 in Omaha, NE and includes dates in Toronto and Montreal, July 28 and July 29. Click www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE for a full tour route.

PHOX Canadian Tour Dates
07/28 - Montreal QC @ Motore
07/29 - Toronto ON @ The Garrison
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