Foxhole is a postrock instrumental band influenced by the early '90s Louisville scene. Their compositions are melodic and calculated, veering towards jazz, indie rock, and postrock, all punctuated by lush trumpet parts.


Intricate melody. Searing emotion. Intense reflection. Unbridled joy. It’s instrumental music, but it’s so much more.

Hailing from the southeastern corridor of these United States, the Foxhole sextet has spent the past six years delving ever deeper into the well of human experience. Yet theirs is no navel-gazing, art-rock foray—rather, it is a shared calling of expression in its purest form: climbing heights where words fall short, exploring the rich depths of love, of loss, and of those things in between.

Oft compared to bands like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You Black Emporer!, Foxhole has aspired to more than quiet-to-loud, layer-upon-layer riffage. No, their music is more neo-classical than post-rock, more stirring and substantial. After two self-released EPs, the group released their first full-length in 2004 via Michigan-based Selah Records (Anathallo, The Last Broadcast). “We the Wintering Tree,” a hour-long meditation on death and rebirth, was released to much acclaim; though missed by most major reviewers, the CD was praised by numerous indie zines including Bandoppler, and was listed as a “favorite” by bands as varied as Bleach and Sparta (ex-At The Drive In). A number of tracks made it into regular rotation on college radio from Atlanta to Alaska, even charting on CMJ for a time. Their latest short-album, “Push/Pull,” was recorded for Philadelphia’s Burnt Toast Vinyl and is slated for release in fall. A graphic illustration of a friend’s death at sea, it further develops their expansive, lustrous soundscapes… their characteristic delayed guitars and muted trumpets are joined by keys, strings, and familiar sounds in unfamiliar settings.

Despite their varied careers (artists, entrepreneurs, English teachers, etc.), the group has played all over the eastern U.S. with such bands as Danielson, Saxon Shore, Denison Witmer and Unwed Sailor. They’ve also been featured on various compilations in the U.S. and Europe.


Push/Pull cdep/LP : autumn 2006
We the Wintering Tree : 2004