With their uniquely feral brand of rock ‘n’ roll, The Foxies are a Nashville-based power trio built on thrashing punk energy and the hypnotic pageantry of electronic pop.
Comprised of front woman Julia Lauren Bullock, guitarist Jake Ohlbaum and drummer Rob Bodley, they’re now emerging with the six-track EP, Growing Up Is Dead, produced by Alex and Sean Silverman and built on the strength of the band’s euphoric (but snarling) live shows. Preaching empowerment and sharp-toothed individuality at ear-splitting volume, tracks like the lead single, “Anti Socialite” stake a claim for the castaways of a world gone social-media mad, backing Bullock’s rabid songbird vocals with distorted guitars, pounding drums and scintillating splashes of synth. The project marks a new chapter for a band who proudly proclaim that growing up might be dead, but rock sure ain’t, having already released two cunning EPs (Oblivion, Battery) and a pair of stand-along singles (“Be Afraid Boy,” “Chewing Gum”), earning attention from Nashville’s Native magazine and Lightning 100 radio, inclusion on Volume 63 of NOW That’s What I Call Music and standout appearances at festivals like Sundance, South by Southwest and Bonnaroo. “I think rock’s just been sleeping for a bit,” Bullock says, “and it’s about time to wake the bear.”