The Foxfires

The Foxfires

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

//S E A G A Z E//
Don't Give Up
Choose Love

Biography

“New York's The Foxfires are blazing through 2018 like an unstoppable force. The group who have been making waves with their newest release "Don't Give Up/Choose Love", have quickly become a favorite of fans and critics alike.”

- Louise Parker, Paste Magazine

“The Foxfires are quickly on the rise with their catchy songs that have our ears craving more of their seductive sound. The band who hails from the New York area are not your cookie cutter indie band. Their in-depth tones and lyrics tell heartfelt stories with a vibrant twist.”

Jennifer Perez - New York City Patch

 “New Jersey by NYC’s The Foxfires shared a look at the Ryan Kroll & Tyler Zettler visual for “Don’t Give Up / Choose Love” that basks in the art of the performance visual in a sincere & minimalist manner. Inviting their friends to join in on all the fun, the group brings an upbeat sound of hope for the hopeless & offers a sound that you can believe in. Listen & watch as a million overcast days are transformed into an infinite array of sunny afternoons to spend with those that you love & cherish the most.”

Sjimon Gompers - Impose Magazine

 “With a punchy bassline that sounds as sweet as something that Peter Hook would cook up, The Foxfires latest track Don’t Give Up is a high energy Post Punk Masterpiece, drenched in resonant yet upbeat vibes away from the usual melancholy of the genre. The Jangle Pop guitars made a Mancunian such as I feel right at home as I soaked up the powerful riffs of the guitar that mesmerise you under one of the tightest drum beats you’ve ever heard. Everything about the New York based collective The Foxfires is just sensational. They will be joining bands such as Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine on my Shoegaze playlists with their pioneering ‘seagaze’ sound. Their synergy is electric, and the sentimentality behind the track is heart wrenchingly warming. Don’t Give Up was released on Valentines Day 2018 and I can’t help finding that absolutely adorable.”

 Amelia Vandergast - A&R Factory

The Foxfires are an oceanic Indie Rock band from New York and New Jersey formed in 2013. Their sound is a blend of Indie Pop/Rock, Folk, Surf Rock, and Shoegaze, with an oceanic ambiance and a positive message that they refer to as “Seagaze.” Since their formation they have released 3 singles, 2 EPs, and 1 full length records and performed over 400 shows across the East Coast, South, and Midwest, playing at many events such as their headlining slot at PEX: Summer FestPVD Fest, The TCS NYC MarathonPittsburgh Pride FestNorthside FestMillennium Music ConferenceSinger-Songwriter Cape May ConferenceEast Coast Music ConferenceO+ FestMusikfest, and Allentown Arts Fest, amongst many others with artist such as Jennifer Hudson, Michale Graves (Former Misfits), Kurt Travis (Former Dance Gavin Dance), Have Mercy, Sparks the Rescue, Pentimento, and Rookie of the Year, amongst countless others. Their music has been featured on radio across the United States as well as parts of Europe and been licensed to the Discovery Networks, Homemade Soul Music, Audiosparx, Roadtrip Nation, and Bring Your Own Board music libraries. 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the band as they released their latest single on February 8th and are planning the release of two new singles in the upcoming months with the help of new management company, Word Is Bond. Stay tuned!

Visit our website: http://thefoxfires.com/

Lyrics

Patience

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - All our late nights, never ending. Leave me tongue-tied and pretending. Weathered words whisk to a waitress. If our hearts melt, we're defenseless. I can't waste any time now. Introverted, I don't know how. Once so careless, always hopeful. Now my words shake. You're an eyeful.

Chorus - How much longer? How much longer?
I can't wait. I will wait.
How much longer? How much longer?
I can't wait. I will wait.
I can't decide which road to take.
My head's a mess with words to say.
I'll back away from giving chase.
I will wait.

Soaring Stones

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - Have at you now, you face me all alone. Captivated by the sound. This motherless son, melancholy in your home. In your arms, I am bound.

Chorus - As you sing along, you entice my song.
You can do no wrong. I am so far gone.

Verse 2 - No need have I to fly for others. And so it's come to this. No head have we, as star-crossed lovers. Ensue with a kiss.

Chorus 2 - As you sing along, you entice my song.
You can do no wrong. I am so far gone.
Hold this stack of cards, hope it never falls.
You are the glass shards in my heart, prolonged.

Reawakening

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - You decided to shelf all the passion you felt. But you sloppily spelled all your words. Still, I didn't mind all the traffic that lovers provide. Reunite with yourself and your worth.

Verse 2 - How could you care when your life isn't fair? When love isn't there and you're hurt. Still, I didn't mind all the traffic that lovers provide. Reunite with yourself and your worth.

Chorus - You forget what you get when you get what you get.

Garden of Eden

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I tried my best in your Garden of Eden. Help you to compromise. These things will grow in time. I hold my head from the lies you believe in. With words you amplify a loosened grip with severed ties.

Verse 2 - I count the days we've discovered each other. Our dancing melodies, now just a memory. The stress of life makes it hard to remember. You face reality a weeping willow tree.

Chorus - And now the days pass me by.
As we drift away. Away.
So hard to say my goodbyes.
As we drift away.
So many things to say.

Chorus (Final) - And now the days pass me by.
As we drift away. Away.
So hard to say my goodbyes.
As we drift away. Today.

Winter in California

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - Falling asleep in my arms, you could steal every winter flake. Writing as loud as I am, hold this breath as you turn away.

Pre Chorus - We sleep here how? We peer through clouds. I've finally found my favorite season. What to do now? With blueprints out, we build this house and savor the moment.

Chorus - Winter in California.

Time

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - We'll be together 'til the end of time.
We'll live forever 'til the end of time.

Fleeting Foxes

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I'm missing a certain something: me and you. You led me down a long and winding road of mental solitude. I'm missing everybody else's dreams and hopes of ever being a part of all the love the world will ever need.

Pre Chorus - Love save this portrait of running colors. Bars are tripping over walls.

Chorus - Behold these fleeting foxes.
Reach deep inside our heart-shaped boxes.
Bring down these walls so dreams react.
Starved of love, our hearts attack.
Behold these fleeting foxes.

Verse 2 - Forgiving everyone and everything. Lets jump into the fog of honest lives with who we're meant to be. I'm wishing everybody else's thoughts will always be set free. Along with all the love the world will ever need.

Pre Chorus 2 - God save our friends from all these land minds. An avalanche that can't be seen.

Lost at Sea

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - It's been so long, my dear. So long since lettered clouds with silent vowels had broke your atmosphere. You talk to me, and hear my speech impediment. It's all too clear, but what is there to fear?

Verse 2 - As we unlock our doors, we take these cautious steps with light precepts, and dream forever more. Now we've washed ashore. And with the ocean mist, our island drifts. What more could I ask for?

Chorus - We have the beach that meets the sea.
Feel the sand beneath our feet.
We watch the clouds pass overhead, so nonchalant.
We have the birds that meet the skies.
They pass our hearts flying by.
And as I look into your eyes, you're all I want.

Verse 3 - It's been so sad, my friend. So sad your silence, like violence, has broken my two hands. Here it is, the end. From something like where we were, to where I am. I can not comprehend.

Chorus 2 - We had the beach that met the sea.
Felt the sand beneath our feet.
We watched the clouds pass overhead, so nonchalant.
We had the birds that met the skies.
They passed our hearts flying by.
And now I look into your eyes. You're all I want.

Food for Thought

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - Are we all forgotten as this life progresses? 'Cause I feel I've gotten all these second chances. Do they even matter? We're just a small percentage of what our senses gather. Hope you get the message.

Verse 2 - Are our lives directed? Or are we stranded? Is your god defensive? Could we understand this?

Verse 3 - We are all connected through the love we're needing. But is your love defensive? 'Cause you left me bleeding.

Chorus - And I hope you knew me.

Patience (Reprise)

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - All our late nights, never ending. Leave me tongue-tied and pretending. Weathered words whisk to a waitress. If our hearts melt, we're defenseless. I can't waste any time now. Introverted, I don't know how. Once so careless, always hopeful. Now my words shake. You're an eyeful.

Chorus - How much longer? How much longer?
I can't wait. I will wait.
How much longer? How much longer?
I can't wait. I will wait.
I can't decide which road to take.
My head's a mess with words to say.
I'll back away from giving chase.
I will wait.

Seasons

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - Cast off to your warm and sunny coast. Summer's sunset rises to our toast. To our lives. You've won the lottery of love that's deep inside of me. Sit in wonder how you've got me dosed.

Verse 2 - Oh Fall, a confession's in the air. True love, it is living everywhere. On your back you lay, epitome. The sound of spring sedated me. You've got me tangled in your stare.

Pre Chorus - And I wanted you to know.

Chorus - Jump back, cause I know we need the time.
Light speed, cause I want to make you mine.
Time flies, as seasons come and go.
Changes are all we've ever known.
Take flight, we are weightless in the skies.
Shot down. You're the rhythm to my rhyme.
We'll die, but seasons come and go.
Changes are all we'll ever know.

Verse 3 - Stay close, as winter coats the earth. There's no end, just another season's birth. It's best with age unknowingly, to live and love reality. Our time is precious in it's worth.

Spring Equinox

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - Here I am, now you've hurt someone. My hands have restocked your camera, searching for the perfect picture. And picturesque, was I ever here? The rite of Spring is what I found from sprawling on the ceiling of my head.

Chorus - Be the light in your life.
Our regret is slowly drifting off, carried out by the tide.
I believe I've finally been set free.

Verse 2 - Make amends, and I'll make it clear. I don't know the world but I'll still love them, forgetting all the portraits at your bed. Picturesque, was I ever here? The rite of Spring is what I found from sprawling on the ceiling of my head.

Summer Solstice

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I feel so outcasted. How could this happen? I'm out of time. I'm taken for granted. Feel like they planned this, and wrote my rhyme. Will I ever be granted wishes abandoned? It's summer time. I want to go back, and don't want to be frantic. Can I make you mine?

Verse 2 - I'm gonna detach him, while battered and groaning. A broken horse. Distant noises are calling. I feel like I'm falling down to Earth. Will I ever be granted wishes abandoned? It's winter time. I want to go back, and don't want to be frantic. Can I make you mine?

Chorus - I have been gone for way too long,
without lungs to breathe and a mouth to speak.
The truth was buried with in the Earth, with me.
Now the truth has set me free.

Fall Equinox

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I subscribed to a phantom limb. Without love we may all pretend. But I always looked above myself, while I'm put onto my closet shelf. My autumn leaves will cease to be. Depart from me a common thief.

Verse 2 - Now that the present's past, the future comes but it never lasts. I break away a fishing lore, and play this game of tug-o-war. This boat and stream are all I need. And this aging world has guided you to me.

Chorus - I always tour. You're never there, but further reaching out.
With setting stones and soaring suns, we're further climbing how?
I wish I did what I always said. King of the awkward crowd.
Wish mom and dad could really see me now. (Be me now.)

Winter Solstice

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - Shut me down like winter skies, or rotted roots with worms inside. My campus broke along the way. And sand castles have washed away. If I only knew it all along, would this small box life drag out so long? Like a fish that fell right out his bowl, do you recognize me?

Chorus - I've watched such big plans fall apart.
Things weren't right from the start of it all.
I knew we'd always fall.
I can't forget this place, with every single faze.
I need the world to see my face.
Can you hear me?

The Awakening

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I live in tea shops and alleyways. I bathe in teardrops of better days. Past all the planets and galaxies. Who, what, or where will my future be?

Chorus - Hi, how do you do? It's nice to meet you. Tell me now, how does it feel to walk in your shoes?

Verse 2 - I've had enough of my static thoughts. Unclog my ears with what I forgot. Will you forgive me of all my sin? Nothing to lose now, where have I been?

Matchless (I Wanted To Say)

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - I'm watching the sunrise as you walk away, and feeling it's warmth on my own face. I wish I had the right words to say. To say. Your silence is bliss in it's own way.

Verse 2 - Depression and pain are such addictive drugs. Forming a habit of bad luck. I'm hoping and wishing for your love. Your love. And thinking I may be good enough.

Chorus - Now I wanted to say.

Verse 3 - I wish he'd remove his hands from you. From you. I wanna go back to just us two. Singing and writing in your room. Your room. You happy is all I wanna do.

Zero Gravity

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse 1 - So here I stand on rubble trash. It's hard to see as time moves fast. With open eyes that only hear, I wish you'd take me out of here.

Verse 2 - My eyes can hear what ears can not. A distant noise that time forgot. And as you lay in front of me, I know exactly where I want to be.

Chorus - So if you find yourself alone and your house is not a home, where do you go? If your friends all turn away and your foot is in the grave, who will you know? See the key is to be true, not just say but also do, and to be honest. And to hold your head up high, 'cause we all will surely die. Daybreak's upon us.

Life

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse - Everyone lives and everyone dies. Everyone laughs and everyone cries. Everyone works and everyone strives to just survive in this modern life. Everyone hates to waste their own time, and everyone's trapped inside their own minds. We all grow up to leave it behind, although we're all still that child inside.

Pre chorus - With flightless birds that swim the seas, and build their nests between their feet. A warm embrace that raise their young until we're finally on our own.

Chorus - Oh how I long to be the big blue open seas. Infinitely expanded. This life was took for granted. And, running free just like natives to our land. And depart. Our hearts will soar together. Our dreams will live forever. Amen.

Bridge - When will we realize that we're all just part of this big old thing called life? Let's set our differences aside.

Choose Love

Written By: Christian Diana,The Foxfires

Choose Love:

Verse 1: When I choose love over hate and greed, what more could I need? What more could I need? Bask in your surroundings. Swim instead of drowning. Thoughts you may be doubting. Love is what I'm standing for.

Verse 2: There's more to life than acquire and keep. 'Cause to truly be free, you must truly be free. Bask in your surroundings. Swim instead of drowning. Thoughts you may be doubting. Love is what I am.

Chorus: Forgive. Forget. Live without regret. To learn and know, the art of letting go of pain and fear. Although it's all unclear. Work hard and see, all the possibilities.

Don't Give Up

Written By: Christian Diana,The Foxfires

Verse: If you find a way to wish away the day, you might just break away.
From the small work days that feel just like a plague.
You’d rather play than stay.

Pre Chorus: But if you walk around this place. Pace by pace. You could start to ease the pain.

Chorus: Don’t give up! (2 times)

Pre Chorus 2: But if you walk around this place. Pace by pace. Every step we take could be saving face. With your warm embrace in the pouring rain, we could start to ease the pain.

Chorus 2: Don’t give up! (4 times)

Slowdive

Written By: Christian Diana

Verse: You ask me to come over.
Your location's hard to find.
Much like a painted four-leaf clover,
truest colors that you hide.
Former lovers fallen silent.
The attention that you ride.
Foreign nations growing violent.
Always running out of time.

Chorus: And I just want to take it slow. Dive.

Discography

Slowdive- Single (2019)

Don't Give Up/Choose Love - Single (2018)

Reawakening - LP (2016)

Seasons - EP (2015)

Departure - EP (2014)

Common Culture - Single (2013)

Set List

All Star Set list:

Don't Give Up
Wanderlust
The Scientist (Coldplay Cover)
Slowdive
Matchless Pt. 2
Choose Love
Orion
Brooklandia