credit: Rochelle Shipman
Foxx Bodies often describes themselves as an accident. Bailey Moses, Adam Bucholz, and Matt Vanek came together in their shared home when their singer Bella Vanek asked everyone to play loud music she could scream over after she began unpacking her newly-recognized childhood abuse.
Vanek makes her trauma sound dangerously intriguing, singing about her life in such a startling and honest way that it makes you examine your own ideas of mental illness, gender, and trauma. Marry that with Moses’ salty, surfy licks, Adam Bucholz’s elaborate fills, Matt Vanek’s infectious basslines, and it’s all over. The four desert punks meld together to bring a magnetic, dramatic air to every song, delivering romping punk and the occasional piercing scream. Listening to Foxx Bodies makes you feel so electric and so alive – you’re almost uncomfortable.
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