The Foxglove Hunt

The Foxglove Hunt

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The Foxglove Hunt is a new project by Rob Withem (Fine China) and Ronnie Martin (Joy Electric). Drawing from 80s electro and new wave influences like The Pet Shop Boys, New Order and Tears for Fears, their debut album "Stop Heartbeat" is a nonstop exercise in unapologetic synth-pop grandiosity

Biography

The Foxglove Hunt is a new collaboration between Rob Withem (Fine China) and Ronnie Martin (Joy
Electric). Drawing from 1980s electronic and new wave influences like The Pet Shop Boys, New Order
and Tears for Fears, their debut record "Stop Heartbeat" is a nonstop exercise in unapologetic synth-pop
grandiosity. If this record doesn't make you want to dance, then maybe dancing isn't for you. Mixed by
Bob Hoag (Dear and the Headlights, Fine China, Joel Plaskett).
Rob Withem and Ronnie Martin each have their own history of making music. Martin has released over
a dozen records and EPs over the last 14 years under the moniker of Joy Electric, before that with his
brother Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 as Dance House Children and again recently with the appropriately
titled, The Brothers Martin. Martin also produced the first full-length record from Withem’s band, Fine
China, When the World Sings (Tooth & Nail) in 2000. Although Fine China went on to work with different
producers for their next two records, You Make Me Hate Music in 2002 and The Jaws of Life (Common
Wall Media) in 2005, when the members of Fine China called it quits in 2006, Withem and Martin
decided it was time to make good on years of talk about working together again.
Withem wrote new songs and sent demos to Martin who began programming drum and synthesizer
arrangements for the tracks at his home studio in Riverside, CA. The project then moved to Flying
Blanket Recording in Mesa, AZ where Bob Hoag recorded Withem’s guitars and vocals and mixed the
ten songs that are Stop Heartbeat, including a cover of The Psychedelic Furs classic “Love My Way”.

The Foxglove Hunt is specifically interested in licensing some of their songs for film and tv. Also, full instrumental versions of all tracks are mixed and mastered and available for consideration. Tours are unlikely at best due to the side-project-like nature of this project and other commitments, but festivals and one-offs are ideal.

Lyrics

Don't I Know the Way

Written By: R. Withem

Lie beside me
Breathe upon me I pray
Curse the night and
Blessings upon the day

I wanted to be so fun
Everyone seems so young
Like I want to be

Now I’m here it’s strange
No miracles
Don’t I know the way?

I can’t see your face
So spherical
Don’t I know
Don’t I know
Don’t I know the way?

Today I woke
All dark in the eastern sky
There’s no voices
coming from rooms inside

It's Not Effective

Written By: R. Withem

I can’t deny I’m willing but I
Was fool enough, slow enough
To arrive, and I was on time

The dying trees prevented the breeze
The militant thrill that I
Thought I wanted with ease

Merciful It’s so meaningful, I’m willing

Stop thinking of me, this cold reaction
Has blown my traction, brown eyes

Stop dreaming of me, you’re so deceptive
It’s not effective, Now

You’re born of man, and born again
You’re smooth enough cool enough
That they’ll want, they’ll want you to stay

“will you still be a friend If I leave?”
“supportive, and sensitive if I choose to remain?”

Merciful It’s so meaningful, I’m willing

Stop thinking of me, this cold reaction
Has blown my traction, brown eyes

Stop dreaming of me, you’re so deceptive
It’s not effective, Now

Don’t mourn for me, I’ve probably killed someone I loved
It’s really sad
Don’t sing for me, I’ve probably ruined someone I said
I’d never wound, But I’m on my way

Stop thinking of me, this cold reaction
Has blown my traction, brown eyes

Stop dreaming of me, you’re so deceptive
It’s not effective, Now

Discography

The Foxglove Hunt - Stop Heartbeat