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Our Fox

Omaha, Nebraska, United States | SELF

Omaha, Nebraska, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Live Review: Our Fox"

The Barley Street’s small room packed up (but not claustrophobic-ly so) for Our Fox, who could be the next best thing on Saddle Creek Records (if Creek would take them) — and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they did, with personnel that includes frontman Ryan Fox (The Good Life) and second guitarist Jake Bellows. On the most basic level, their music fits  the slacker/indie-rock category but with an intensity of early Crazy Horse (Stephen Malkmus and Crazy Horse?). Fox has one of those shaky, unstable croons that sounds like a less-nasal version of Simon Joyner. Actually, he probably has more in common with someone like Malkmus vocally, and that shakiness is less apparent on the few demo recordings on their Myspace page. I thought the first few songs sounded like Good Life out-takes, and I could have imagined Tim Kasher singing them (with great aplomb). I like their music better when they leave Kasherville and head toward Foxland, where the citizens aren’t afraid to let it all hang out on songs that aren’t afraid to go on and on and blissfully on. This is a band that could create the indie equivalent of “Cowgirl in the Sand” or “Down by the River” — long, drawn-out jams that you never want to end thanks to Bellows’ and Fox’s clever, inventive and sometimes raw guitar work backed by a solid rhythm section. - lazy-i.com

"Next 15 (bands to watch in 2010)"

With a line-up featuring members of Neva Dinova and The Good Life, Our Fox had local credibility before they even played a show. They deserve it; the music is engaging and stands on its own merit. Our Fox recently recorded a few songs and should have something to release in the near future. - The Reader (Omaha)

"Live Review: Our Fox, McCarthy Trenching, It's True; (My) Top 20/Next 15"

Our Fox was on stage when I got there, but the line-up was different than what I expected. No Roger Lewis, no Jake Bellows (who I believe is in England performing with Alessi). Instead, a trio headed by Ryan Fox roared into a set of fractured indie/folk rock that started out safe before bleeding bright red with feedback. It reminded me both of Neva Dinova and Fox's old outfit, The '89 Chicago Cubs. I'm dying to hear these guys when they're at full strength.
... - www.lazy-i.com

"Simons Says - Our Fox"

Omaha's Our Fox is the brainchild of Saddle Creek everything-man Ryan Fox (perhaps most famously known as a member of The Good Life). The group has been appearing on many bills lately, fortifying their live show, working out the kinks like so many new bands do.
Their sound is equal parts '60s garage pop and '90s indie rock -- think the Zombies meets Pavement, for starters. No doubt, Our Fox is a promising act where the sky is the limit for its future successes.
by Will Simons - Omaha City Weekly October 14-20, 2009


Demo EP "For What Now?" distributed at shows in 2010
Full-length "You're Not Invited, Come in Anyway" recorded, looking for release in 2011



Three of the four members of Our Fox met in the darkness of late 2001 while seasonally employed as professional Santas at Southroads Mall in Bellevue, Nebraska. They played in other bands and variously toured the world as members of Neva Dinova, Bright Eyes and The Good Life, ultimately coming together as Our Fox in the spring of 2008. It started slowly and informally as friends helping out a "solo" project but quickly bloomed into the current electric incarnation. Drawing on the attitudes and sounds of 1990s DIY indie rock and forward-leaning classic rock tones of the 1960s and 1970s, Our Fox forges a guitar-based noise-pop core that radiates atmospheric warmth one moment and rips a blown-out go-for-broke jam the next. These transportive songs eschew (though not completely) the circular verse-chorus-verse format to go somewhere and travel to a place rarely foreshadowed in the opening notes. Drawing on the approach of rule-breaking legends like Neil Young and Brian Eno, indie touchstones Pavement, Yo La Tengo and Built to Spill and yesteryear's underground west coast heroes Duster and Track Star, Our Fox creates a racket unattached to any current trend. The band has supported the likes of Blitzen Trapper, Telekinesis, Beach House, Papercuts, Wye Oak and Vetiver among others. Currently spread across three states, Our Fox includes Jake Bellows (guitar), Ben Brodin (drums, etc), Ryan Fox (guitar, vocals) and Heath G. Koontz (the bass guitar).