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Foxes in Fiction: "Ontario Gothic"

foxesinfiction:

Here’s the title track from ‘Ontario Gothic’, which you can listen to over at Pitchfork.

Musicially, “Ontario Gothic” begins where the previous song on the album, “Shadow’s Song” lets off. The the same melody - made from cutting up & copying and pasting singular guitar notes forms the melodic basis for the majority former. The instrumental elements of the middle / transition section make up the Foxes in Fiction song “Breathing In” found on the first Angeltown compilation. And like “Shadow’s Song” it features violin arrangements by Owen Pallett.

Lyrically, “Ontario Gothic” is written about a close friend name Cait who died in 2010 and to whom the album is dedicated. Cait was one of the closest friends that I had for many years when I was a bit younger. She and I became really close after I had moved back to my hometown in the suburbs of Toronto, away from a farm in rural Ontario that my family lived on from 2001 until 2004. I was coming away from what was the worst and most emotionally tumultuous period of my life at that point and I carried a lot of fucked up anxiety and deep sadness about my life and myself as a person. But more than anything else, getting to know, open up to and spend time with Cait during those first years helped open me up to kinds of happiness and a love for life that I didn’t think was within the realm of possibility at that point in my life.

She was one of the most remarkable, open and truly good people I’ve ever known, really. The song “Flashing Lights Have Ended Now” was also written about her just a point where we’re drifting apart; a year later she was gone. I wrote this song to crystallize the better parts of our friendship and to remember the healing effect that she had on me as a person which without I would not be the same person or have the same acceptance for life that I do now. I miss her enormously and I feel her influence and presence constantly.

Ontario Gothic comes out on September 23rd on Orchid Tapes.

Pre-order the 12” vinyl here: orchidtapes.bigcartel.com/product/foxe…-12-pre-sale

orchidtapes:

Putting the final touches on the 100-or-so copies of the tape-only Angeltown II compilation that we’ll be selling at our showcase this Saturday.

Just finished assembling these this morning and embossing our logo on the inserts and they honestly look so nice.

orchidtapes:

Putting the final touches on the 100-or-so copies of the tape-only Angeltown II compilation that we’ll be selling at our showcase this Saturday.

Just finished assembling these this morning and embossing our logo on the inserts and they honestly look so nice.

Putting the final touches on the 100-or-so copies of the tape-only Angeltown II compilation that we’ll be selling at our showcase this Saturday.

Putting the final touches on the 100-or-so copies of the tape-only Angeltown II compilation that we’ll be selling at our showcase this Saturday.

El Paso Texas: Alex G & Elvis Depressedly are looking for a place to crash tonight

theworldisa:

Can anyone lend a hand? Email theworldisa at gmail dot com

Help the homies out.

Just letting y’all know, starting tomorrow both Brian and I are gonna be taking a much-needed break away from NY and won’t be back to do label-related stuff or ship records until August 14th.

How much will the shirts be selling for at the showcase? How about those limited posters you talked about?

$15 and $10

Yo! Are you gonna be putting up any of the shirts on the site? If not, any chance we'll get some in the future??

Yeah, we only made 75 to sell at the showcase, I don’t know how man we’re gonna sell but we’ll more to put online once we’re back home after the 13th.

When's the next single from Ontario Gothic coming out? :D

Thursday