Foxing has released an epic music video of the title track from their highly anticipated fourth album Draw Down The Moon, which comes out 8/6 via the band’s own Grand Paradise label/Hopeless Records (pre-order). The Foxing band members include Eric Hudson on Guitar, and Jon Hellwig on Drums, and vocalist Conor Murphy making his directorial debut. The video stars the Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning, legendary actor, André De Shields and Jack Mideke, and captures the intensity of the song brilliantly. Check out the video and behind the scenes photos below.
De Shields shared, “American Indie rock band Foxing witnessed my performance as the titular role in the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s recent production of King Lear, and invited me to remain in St. Louis for a day after the closing of Lear. They repurposed Wilson Chin’s set from King Lear (notice the throne), and we shot from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am for atmosphere.”
The creative team includes Conor Murphy, Dylan Schnitker & Hayden Molinarolo (Director/Editor), Colin O’Brien (Producer), Dylan Schnitker (Director of Photography), Ryan Moore and Ren Geiselhart (Costume Design), Blake Perrotte and Kerry Moriarty (Make-Up Artist), Dylan Shultz (BTS Videography), Brett Torrence (Sound Production), Abby Szewczyk (Assistant to Mr. De Shields), Toby Beck & Lou Ritter (Lighting), and Aaron Nandor (Titling). Flowers provided and arranged by Eric Hudson. Stage, lighting, props, trailers all provided by the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.
In the same week that they filmed the “Draw Down The Moon” video, the band also spent 48 hours recording a companion concert film to celebrate the album’s release. Draw Down The Moon In St. Louis will air on August 6, 2021 at 6:00PM PT. It will then be available for on-demand reply for 24 hours only. Tickets are on sale now at momenthouse.com/foxing.
Foxing has garnered a reputation as a band that goes big, and Draw Down The Moon does just that. Here, they tackle the biggest subject possible: the universe. More specifically, “it’s about the idea of your cosmic significance,” explains Murphy.
“The way you feel like a tiny speck in the grand scheme of the universe, that’s a feeling everybody has. You can get lost thinking about how small you are. Draw Down The Moon explores how our connections to people and places and ideas are what binds us to the universe and reality.”
Draw Down The Moon came together after working for more than a year at the band’s studio in St. Louis, with guitarist Eric Hudson at the helm as producer. From there, the band took them to Georgia, where they holed up for a couple of weeks with members of Manchester Orchestra. Combining the efforts of two bands who are each known for composing such ambitious works might have been a recipe for disaster, but the collaborative process widened the scope of an already bold project.
Naturally, the two will be touring extensively together later this year and into the next, but first Foxing will play their biggest hometown show to date in celebration of Draw Down The Moon. All tickets are on sale now.
8/14 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant [Record Release Show]
w/ Manchester Orchestra:
10/5 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/6 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
10/9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
10/10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/12 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/13 – Richmond, VA – The National
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
10/18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/19 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
10/21 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/18 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
11/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
2/17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
2/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
2/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
2/21 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
2/22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
2/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
2/25 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
2/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
2/27 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
3/1 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
3/2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
3/4 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
3/5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion Theater
3/6 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral
3/8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
3/9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
3/11 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
3/12 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
3/13 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
3/15 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
A huge portion of Foxing’s inspiration over the years has been both religion and the lore around role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. But for Draw Down The Moon, a title derived from Margot Adler’s ritual book Drawing Down The Moon, the band has been taking that idea of magic and rituals to an other-worldly and involved level. Earlier this spring, a link was posted that led to an early 90’s looking website with nothing but six “rituals” on-screen with only one unlocked – an Ouija-style puzzle to solve. The reward for figuring it out? Early access to the band’s first new song in over three years, the sprawling “Speak With The Dead” featuring WHY?. Each month, the rituals continue to get more challenging yet equally as rewarding.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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