Boomfox

Boomfox

 Athens, Georgia, USA
BandRockAlternative

Boomfox are an eclectic recipe of new, old, and mixed genres thrown into a pot and poured out across the Athens music scene. It’s that 90s alt rock you loved from yesteryear with all of its chunky guitar goodness, well organized and repackaged for the new millennium. What makes Boomfox stand out from the crowd is Zale’s vocals, whose presence from track to track is undeniably chilling. Behind the lyrics its impossible not to hear someone singing her heart out in emphatic fashion. Christian Gerne

Biography

Boomfox formed in fall of 2009 while attending The University of Georgia and were originally called The Sunlight Alchemists, playing with drummer Joseph Shanoltz. Matt Martin replaced Shanoltz in fall 2011 and the band became Boomfox in January, 2012 after a long couple of days in the studio recording their first EP “Taste the Words.”

Boomfox’s sound can be described as stompy, booming rock n’ roll with a blues edge. Some songs are soulful and slow, some are more alternative, and some are even hard rock with a metal influence. You can count on Boomfox for a high-energy live show that you can dance and head bang to.

Influences are Athens-local favorites like The Whigs, REM, and New Madrid. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Chevelle, Switchfoot, Rise Against the Machine, Powderfinger, and Adele are also influences.

The band is looking forward to their second double-release “Beech Valley” on September 25, 2013 at the premiere Southeastern venue The Georgia Theatre.

Lyrics

Station Nine

Written By: Boomfox (Derek Terry & Hannah Zale)

At station nine the bare wires burn a whole
The drivers trying
But this train he can’t control

CHORUS:
It’s the way
that feels to be alone
Like a train
With no breaks I’ll crash
Before I reach my home

Passengers fly
By the platform on a busy night
At station nine
Wish I could join them on their flight

Runaway train
Sometimes I’d like to follow suit
Jealous of the train
Cause its got nothing to lose

CHORUS

Solo

CHORUS

Dom Song

Written By: Boomfox (Hannah Zale)

The very thought of you makes me weak
And baby I’ve been talking ‘bout you in my sleep
We’ll go hard but not for long
And I’ll be through with you by the end of this song
It goes

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

It takes two to play this game
And after I win, you’ll never be the same
We’ll go hard but not for long
Then I’ll put you back where you belong
After

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Maybe I’m just fighting for some control
Maybe it’s a release escaping the whole
And when you loose yourself
Yeah, you’ll be hypnotized
You can be sure
I’ll have you coming back for more

Hey boy you never looked so good
I wanna take you home you know you wish I would
We’ll go hard but not for long
And then I’ll leave you how I found you, all alone
Like

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Maybe I’m just fighting for some control
Maybe it’s a release escaping the whole
And when you loose yourself
Yeah, you’ll be hypnotized
You can be sure
I’ll have you coming back for more

Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Please

Written By: Boomfox (Hannah Zale)

Way back from town y’all
My neighbors say
Sooner or later now, you’re gonna have to pay
Pay for what child?
Pay today?
Got wind in my pockets
It’s gonna have to wait

Chorus:
I gots the breeze
The sun and the trees
The shirt on back and the shoes on my feet
Can’t that check wait just one more week?
Please, Please, Please

His face turns red mm-mm
No words left to say
Swallow my pride, yeah
Drop to my knees and pray

Please Mister
Spare me the change
Just one more night sir
Then I am out of your way

CHORUS

A winning combination
Royal flush I lay
Chew me up and spit me out
But that guitar will still play

Play for me now
One good time more
With sounds so rich
I just can’t be poor

CHORUS

I bought my time in
A woman’s weapons way
A simple seduction done in taste

Sisters shake it out
Let the demon in you play
Cause if you flirt and flaunt it
You’ll never have to pay

CHORUS

Discography

"Taste the Words" - April, 2012

"Beech Valley" - NEW RELEASE: September 24, 2013 (Online)
-Single: "SECRET"