Laura & Anton of SF’s Foxtails Brigade Bring their Fusion of Baroque Pop, Eclectic Rock, and Hints of Classical Flourishes to Wine Country
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The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult comedian, Foxtails front-girl LAURA WEINBACH grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her childhood activities included snail hunting and spying on celebrity neighbors like SLASH, ICE-T, and LARRY from PERFECT STRANGERS.
KQED said, “…Whether performing pop tunes, French chanson or dream-ridden originals, they create arresting music marked by unaffected whimsy, surreal imagery and insinuating melodies.” It’s clear that Laura’s proximity to Hollywood filmmakers has influenced the band’s stellar music video productions.
The band’s live show is a clockwork of junkyard beats, warped orchestral sonics, and Laura’s trademark voice and classical guitar intricacies with an A-List ensemble featuring performing members of BRIGHT EYES, VAN DYKE PARKS, and JOHN KALE. The songs tackle subjects of substitute teaching in the Oakland and LA public school scenes, steak appreciation, and general unfairness awareness with a warped pop sensibility akin to influences like ST. VINCENT, JOANNA NEWSOM, THE SMITHS and SPOON.
For their Yountville dates, Laura and violinist Anton Patzner will perform as a duo. Anton is composer and arranger who is a founding member of Judgement Day, core member of Foxtails Brigade, has been featured on several major and indie label records, and has toured with Bright Eyes, Audrye Sessions, Mates of State, The Faint, Dredg, Pinback, Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s, and Street to Nowhere.
Following their 2011 debut album The Bread and the Bait (Antenna Farm Records), the band released their second LP, Time Is Passed (DIY). For their most recent release, Foxtails Brigade teamed up with much-celebrated producer JEFF SALTZMAN and his Oakland-based label OIM for their third full-length, stunning self-titled album.
In the wake of their 2016 STLP release, the band completed a PCNW, So-Cal and South/Mid-West U.S. run as well as a spring tour in France opening for Emily Jane White. Following that they embarked on a 3-month East Coast and Europe tour opening for and playing in Emily Jane White’s band again. They’re currently working on their next record and planning a Pacific North West jaunt this summer 2018.
Source: Foxtails Brigade
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