The Foxfire Experiment Album Review – 82 out of 88.1

The Foxfire Experiment

The Foxfire Experiment

 

ALBUM REVIEW - 82 out of 88.1

Amarillo’s The Foxfire Experiment blends many elements of different genres and time periods into one beautifully cohesive record, once again showcasing the talented yet under cultivated West Texas music scene.  Each song transports you to a different time or place, yet the album is wholly beautiful and seamlessly carries the listener to a place of comfort.  By the time you’re through the 12 tracks the effects have already kicked in.  You leave the record feeling at ease with yourself, grateful you took the time to listen to an album riddled with optimism.  “Mama Said”, an undoubted single of the record, is life affirming and fun.  The sound of an electric kazoo, the first one that I have ever heard, isn’t cool just because it’s different.  It contributes a critical element to the song, infusing it with a simplistic yet positive vibe that brings the whole track together.  You can hear people having fun in the background, laughing and speaking, and the song comes off as a really positive experience for both the band and the listener.   The record also includes blues ballads, roots rock, and psychedelic rock.  “Change (Is A Hard Thing To Come By)” is so reminiscent of Wilco (in a great way) that I had to check my stereo and make sure I wasn’t listening to “Via Chicago”.   Check out their video for “Mama Said” below, and make sure to follow the band on their social media pages to stay up to date on releases, news, and local performances.

 

 

http://www.thefoxfireexperiment.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Foxfire-Experiment/333692879974934

https://twitter.com/FoxfireExp 

 

Matthew H. Smith

Music Director – KTXT 88.1FM

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