Fox and Bones
Hey, y’all. I am Shay. This is the on air indie show.
Welcome & enjoy. Episode 49.
First, music history trivia for May 31st.
At No. 1 on the UK single charts in 1980 was “Suicide Is Painless”. BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds championed the Mash theme song 10 years after its release.
The son of the film’s original director Robert Altman wrote the song’s lyrics. Mike Altman was 14 years.
Portland, Oregon folk-pop duo Fox and Bones dropped their album American Alchemy May 7th.
Singer-songwriters Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore are on the show.
The album is groovy, soul-infused folk-rock. Some track blues-heavy rock with cheeky observations of current societal constructs.
Cool is, the duo sold their tracks as a non-fungible token, releasing each track as a 1/1 NFT during a week-long auction. Scott talks about this, and the opportunities with blockchains.
“Changing Of The Guard” 11:01
“Call Your Mother” 21:56
“Layers of Antiquity” 37:15
Nine out of ten ancient scholars agree that the third time is in fact a “charm” and for Portland, Oregon based modern vintage duo Fox and Bones, this rings true. As the final touches are being put on their third studio album, American Alchemy, (out on Dutch Records May, 2021) they can’t help but to reflect upon the five years and 536 shows that brought them to this prescient point in their career.
Fox and Bones (Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore) formed in 2016 and were in the studio recording their debut record, The Remarkable Adventures Of, mere weeks after meeting. These early offerings were honest and raw, a blend of gentle folk with subtle instrumental backing. This led to several European and US tours before a second studio record emerged in 2018. This sophomore collection, Better Land, showed an influx of modern folk-pop trappings as the influences of producer Dominik Schmidt and engineer Matt Greco began to merge with the tour-worn stylings that were born from life on the road.
This brings us to the charm, their upcoming record American Alchemy. This collection of songs finds Fox and Bones fully formed with elements of folk, pop, americana and soul fused lyricism joined together into an amalgamation of modern vintage goodness. With the guidance of producer/engineer Matt Greco, American Alchemy is the final iteration that the duo has been striving towards since they first charmed their way into each others lives so many years ago.
Official music video by Fox and Bones performing “A Changing of the Guard” from the new record American Alchemy out May 7th on Dutch Records. (c) 2021 We want to thank our wonderful fans all over the world who helped us making this video in a socially distanced way!