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Take a Psychedelic Ride With Paper Foxes

Being deemed the best-unsigned band in Arizona, right around the same time they were getting signed, Paper Foxes contracted with buzzy Phoenix startup Hookworm Records to record a limited-release single.

While the whole band credits Hoag with refining their sound, it's clear how much of the exclusive release of "Power Out" produces abstract imagery with the grim urgency of a vocalization that is all too real.

"Power Out" resonates with us as the high voltage intensity of this record allows our minds to sway into the intoxicating grooves present in the mix. The seamless blend of colossal percussion patterns, mind-altering rhythm, and opulent guitar riffs that bend through the indie-rock spectrum have us entranced by the ultimate rhythmic punch instilled into this composition.

As the instrumentation tours you through a universe that hones in on psychedelic tenors in an upbeat realm, the mellow essence of the lyrical motifs cast out a tale of a tough night spent in Tent City. With imaginative hues weaved into each word carefully crafted, the powerful tones in the lead vocal bring an impeccable balance to the otherwise deep and mellow sound they portray.

We admire the creativity that comes pouring out of Paper Foxes as each instrument illuminates a nostalgic cloud of reminiscent tones to make up the sonic construct of this record. Pushing into the ultimate appeal of the song that much more, "Power Out" has us hooked on the band's dynamic as they continue to navigate us through effervescent energy depicted by memorable personal experiences.

Congratulations on the release of your latest single, "Power Out." Playing into such a vibrant experience, could you please take us into more detail on how inspiration struck for this song?

The song is called “Power Out” because it was stormy during the session that we were working on this tune and we heard this huge bang and suddenly all the lights went out. Lyrically this song is about a difficult time in my life where I kept falling into self-destructive tendencies and it felt like I couldn’t get out of this vicious cycle. The tune has an aggressive tone to it because of my frustrations with myself.

How does "Power Out" compare to previous songs released in your music catalog? What similarities and differences did you notice in the creative process?

Power out is definitely a throwback to our classic sound from our first album or our early EP’s. It has a lot of synth work intertwined with angular guitars which is a notable part of Paper Foxes style. The biggest difference between this track and a lot of our other songs is it’s aggressive all the way down to the tempo, the lyrics, and the overall tone of the music.

What would you like the central theme from this record to be? What does this song's deeper meaning hold to you?

This song is about a time I lost hope in my life and I found myself falling on self-destructive tendencies. It’s interesting because the overall theme of our second record “Paradise Deluxe” is don’t give up, we have to keep pushing. (It’s also a concept album that’s a soundtrack to a fictional 80s video game but more on that later)

What's next for you?

We are very excited to put this song out and it will actually be a part of a vinyl compilation thru “hookworm” records available next January! We have a few more singles in store for you as we continue work on our sophomore album. We have also been making plans for some more touring throughout the southwest and up the west coast!


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