Andrew Fox’s debut album Shock by Shock reimagines psychedelic soul and pop as cinematic pastiche: a cross country road trip through the American psyche.
“It’s a dream diary,” Fox says. “My hope is people will listen to it in its entirety, preferably while in motion.” Shock by Shock is the first collection of songs to be released under Fox’s given name, after releasing music as VISUALS on Nicolas Jaar's Other People label, as well as Bruno Pronsato's Berlin based imprint The Song Says.
At the time of the first Visuals EP release (produced by Jaar and Dave Harrington, aka DARKSIDE), Fox began living in Berlin and Paris. Upon returning to his native New York City from his stint abroad, Fox crafted a musical map of his imaginary America, enlisting a wide community of collaborators. Co-produced by Dave Harrington, Shock by Shock features drums from Nick Kinsey (Kevin Morby, Elvis Perkins), sax from Danny Meyer (Chairlift, Julia Holter), vibraphone from Will Shore (Tmboy, Nublu Orchestra), vocals from Emily Panic (Foxygen), Jules Bakshi, and Ang Low, violin from Jake Falby (Mutual Benefit, Julie Byrne), a cowrite (“Yours Truly”) with Juan Pieczanski (Small Black), trumpet from Dan Fox (“Daytime TV”), and 12 string guitar on “Fear City” from producer Sam Rosenberg. It was mixed by Daniel Schlett and mastered by Heba Kadry.