The Foxfires

The Foxfires

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

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

Biography

The Foxfires just released two new singles titled, “Don’t Give Up” and “Choose Love.” The latter is a campaign and message the band have been pushing for 4 years to move towards a more empathetic, equal, and balanced future where we see past race, gender, religion, sexuality, or political party and to fully embrace all of humanity. “Don’t Give Up” is an anti-suicide song that the band have been adamant about putting out since the recent deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington.

 

“The band has been around since 2013, but they really outdid themselves with their new double single “Don’t Give Up”/”Choose Love” – the two songs really showcase what the band is capable of... The song we’re posting for the guys today is “Don’t Give Up” – an uplifting anti-suicide song that’s meant to spread the message of pushing through tough times. Sonically and lyrically – it’s a really uplifting song.”

- Alternative Addiction (Feb 23, 2018)

 

“The Foxfires’ ‘Don’t Give Up’ is a new wave, post punk, Seagaze offering, that’s Strawberry Jam sweet, succinct, and very much fun to listen to...The song is an anthem. A call to their peers and allies to ‘Don’t Give Up’, and to be steadfastly strong...Certainly calls into admiration, their priorities towards other human beings, and friends alike. It’s certainly not a necessary thing to do. But there are times when it can be a good thing...Cool sh*t we say. Kudos guys. Kudos.”

- Come Here Floyd, Come Here Floyd (Feb 21, 2018)

 

““Don’t Give Up” features an encouraging message wrapped in a beautifully bouncy melody and an overall positive vibe. There is also a certain laid-backness to it which only adds to the appeal”

- Elke Nominikat, glamglare (Feb 24, 2018)

 

The Foxfires are a four-piece Seagaze band from New York and New Jersey formed in 2013. Their sound is an oceanic indie rock blend of folk, shoegaze, surf rock, and indie pop. The band has played on stages, both small and large with artists such as Michale Graves (Former Misfits frontman), Kurt Travis (Former Dance Gavin Dance frontman), Sparks the Rescue, Have Mercy, Pentimento, Rookie of the Year, and just this past June, they played at Pittsburgh Pride alongside Jennifer Hudson. The band has had their music licensed to NASCAR, Discovery Networks LLC (Discovery, Science Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, etc), MTV, Bring Your Own Board, and Roadtrip Nation in 2017 alone and their music has been featured on radio across the United States and in select parts of the UK. Festivals and events that they have played include Pittsburgh Pride, Newburgh Illuminated Festival, Jersey Shore Music Festival, The NYC Marathon (2016, 2017), Northside Festival, Groove on Grove (2016, 2017), ValleyFest, Haverstraw River Arts Fest, and the Millennium Music Conference (2017, 2018; both as a featured artist on the event's compilation CD.) They will be performing at East Coast Music Conference in Virginia in May, PVD Fest in Rhode Island and PEX Summer Fest in June, O+ Fest in New York, and Musikfest in Pennsylvania in August, and Electric City Music Conference in Pennsylvania in September, with many more special events and shows yet to be announced! 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)

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