They released their first single, a slowed-down, sludged-out cover of Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face,” in October 2017. Within a few months, the duo had written and recorded enough material for their debut EP, Premarital Hex (self-released, 2017).
Over the next year, Foxxxy Mulder wrote and recorded their first full-length record, Heretic. Inspired in part by the history of witch persecutions and in part by the disasters of contemporary political life, Heretic is a record about the horrors of the past which, both obliquely and explicitly, continue to haunt modern life. The record responds to a world where the ravages of global capitalism appear to have no end, where the banality of sexism has allowed unapologetic abusers of women into the highest political offices, where racism and hatred are treated as positions to be debated and considered rather than condemned. But the record also reflects a dream of becoming the horror that terrifies the powers that be, a specter of a different world that haunts them in their sleep, a groundswell bubbling forth to drown the abusers and wash them away.