Foxing, Lymbyc Systym, Tancred, Adjy | Subterranean | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Foxing, Lymbyc Systym, Tancred, Adjy 

When: Sun., March 6, 6:30 p.m. 2016
Price: $15, $13 in advance
When the Wall Street Journal premiered Foxing’s “Weave,” bassist Josh Coll said the single was a reaction to the group’s 2013 debut: “It’s intended to put ‘The Albatross’ to bed, in a way.” Though front man Conor Murphy sings with glum remorse about feeling stuck and “making a living off of drowning,” “Weave” blossoms with triumph as the Saint Louis emo unit flex their quasi-symphonic muscle while sounding cleaner and more expansive than they did on The Albatross. October’s glorious, haunting Dealer (Triple Crown) showcases Foxing’s innate balance of melodic grandiosity and heartwarming intimacy, not to mention their growth and poise. With it, the group have swept away the musical frisson of The Albatross to embrace a wider palette via touches of melodica, electronic-drum patterns, and subtly swaying horns that illuminate the tension and brittle souls that inspired the songs. Murphy sings about parents who suffer due to the broken bodies of their children on “Indica,” and though his sullen vocals render the crimson stains clearly, the band’s performance hints at a hidden sense of relief—by channeling the heavy emotions, they can see any track through to the end.
— Leor Galil

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