The Foxfires

The Foxfires

 West Nyack, New York, USA
BandAlternativeIndie

//S E A G A Z E//
//R E A W A K E N I N G//

Biography

The Foxfires formed in 2013 with members Christian Cordero and Christian Diana. Soon after, Jason Delima and Adam Kahn, were chosen for drums and bass. The band's name came from a folklore term for bio-luminescence. 
Their sound combines elements of post-punk and shoegaze, Indie Pop, Folk, and Surf Rock. Their sound is known as "Seagaze"-inspired by the band's love of the beach and the ocean by its members. Seagaze is described by the band as the sound you'd want to hear while you're gazing at ocean, sparked from Bruce Lee's narrative on being "like water" able to flow and take the shape of whatever it is contained in.
A campaign to promote the band and its positive message was created called "Choose Love" encouraging people across the globe to accept peace and choose love over hatred, the root of violence which keeps the world from achieving true peace. Love of self, the enviornment, all races, creeds, religions, genders, sexualities, backgrounds, and love of the world. 
In 2013, The Foxfires under their previous moniker recorded the Common Culture single in Stroudsburg, PA with Four Year Strong Producer Dan Malsch and was released in December. 
Fall 2013 to April 2014 the band played extensively across NJ, NY, NYC, PA, and CT with many artists including Rookie of the Year and Sparks the Rescue. In May, Departure was recorded in Stroudsburg, PA with Dan Malsch and released it in June.
Summer to Fall, 2014 saw new and exciting shows for the band playing amongst Pentimento, Have Mercy, and This Good Robot with former Patent Pending vocalist, Michael Ragosta. 
In Fall of 2014, Seasons was recorded in Brooklyn, NY with Jon Altschuler current producer for They Might Be Giants. 
Early 2015 saw the signing of the band to former label Manic Kat Records based in NY. They played several acoustic shows and road tested many new drummers before deciding on Brandon Vallejo in late April. 
The newly revamped and revitalized band took to the road as much as possible playing old and new exciting venues throughout the tri-state area. In June, they played the renown venue, The Bitter End in Manhattan, NY and released their Manic Kat Records debut, Seasons. 
Shows were constant that summer with the band sharing the stage with Kurt Travis, formerly of Dance Gavin Dance and Alot Like Birds, and in August went on their first official tour, titled the "Straight Outta Nyack" tour. The tour saw new horizons for the band in VA, NC, MD, RI, PA, NJ and NY. 
They continued to play continuously throughout the tri-state area through that Fall and Winter of 2016 with new and exciting shows at Garcia's (part of The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY), and Madison Theater in Albany, NY opening up for Michale Graves former lead vocalist for The Misfits. 
In March 2016, they embarked on the "Time Flies" tour across VA, DE, NY, PA, and NJ. On that same tour their title track off of their EP, Seasons was broadcast on The Peak based out of Westchester County, NY. 
Soon after tour, the band began working with Grammy Award winning producer, Ted Young in Brooklyn, NY - responsible for records such as Blonde Redhead’s 23, Hawthorne Heights’ If Only You Were Lonely, Sonic Youth’s The Eternal, Taking Back Sunday’s Where You Want To Be, as well as his Grammy Award winning historical album work with The Rolling Stones, Charlie is My Darling to prepare for their debut full length album, called Reawakening. 
During production the band performed consistently and went on an east coast to midwest tour.
September 2016 saw the release of the band's first full length LP, Reawakening, a bold new step forward for the band in songwriting, musicianship, production, and artistic individuality. 2017 has been eventful so far, with the band licensing their music to Discovery Networks LLC., MTV, and NASCAR as well as "Roadtrip Nation" and "Bring Your Own Board." So far, they've played at The Bowery Electric in NYC, Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA, Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, The Loft at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY, Ramapo College of NJ, ValleyFest in Lebanon, PA, Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights, NJ, and are set to perform at Groove on Grove in Jersey City, Newburgh Illuminated Festival in Newburgh, NY, Pittsburgh Pride in PA, The Space in Hamden, CT, and The Bitter End in NYC. To date, The Foxfires have been featured on radio in CA, CO, OR, WI, NY, NJ, PA, MD, SC, VA, Scotland, England, and many others. They will be releasing a music video for their single, "Fleeting Foxes" in the coming months, and will be recording a new single in the Fall.

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.

Discography

Reawakening - LP (2016)

Seasons - EP (2015)

Departure - EP (2014)

Common Culture - Single (2013)

Set List

"Fall" Setlist:
1. Patience
2. Fall Equinox
3. (Cover)
4. Winter in California
5. Fleeting Foxes
6. Reawakening
7. Food for Thought

"Spring" Setlist:
1. Spring Equinox
2. Soaring Stones
3. (Cover)
4. Winter in California
5. Seasons
6. Fleeting Foxes
7. Reawakening