The Royal Drag
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Oct
16
The Royal Drag @ CMJ Showcase @Alphabet Lounge

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jun
15
The Royal Drag @ NXNE SHOWCASE - The Central (downstairs)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May
09
The Royal Drag @ Sidewalk Cafe

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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...“The Royal Drag is next,” Cano said, “And they are great. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in the band…” Josh Fox leads the Royal Drag, and Cano sings backing vocals and plays acoustic guitar...He creates perfect pop masterpieces; it’s no wonder they were part of New York’s International Pop Overthrow. - Sidewalk Music Blog


...“The Royal Drag is next,” Cano said, “And they are great. And I’m not just saying that because I’m in the band…” Josh Fox leads the Royal Drag, and Cano sings backing vocals and plays acoustic guitar...He creates perfect pop masterpieces; it’s no wonder they were part of New York’s International Pop Overthrow. - Sidewalk Music Blog


Josh Fox, who leads the Royal Drag by example, carried that name from an early failed band to the successful recording studio where he earns his keep, producing the likes of Hannah Vs The Many, Sabrina Stone, and the inestimable Madison Cano. After some time away from making his own music, singer/songwriter/guitarist Josh Fox is at work creating the latest iteration of the Royal Drag, to better inflict his songs onto the world.

Those songs are usually themed around apathy and boredom, a yearning to escape suburban America, or else about the dissatisfaction of urban life. It seems that everything Fox has experience in his Southern California past and his Brooklyn present has left him itching for something better. Coming from a long line of songwriters (his Great Grandfather apparently wrote "Sweethearts on Parade" and "You've Got Me Crying Again"), and self-proclaimed caretaker of that Elliot Smith influence, Fox confronts isolation in his art and turns it into something communal, never better than in "Walking With Strangers."

Everyone calls the notoriously private artist Josh Fox, never simply Josh, though perhaps he would best be called His Royal Shyness. -Boog City Newspaper - Boog City Newspaper, Issue 72


The Royal Drag (many of whom also backed up Madison) are a funky, weird pop outfit led by Josh Fox. Their tunes are upbeat and interesting. Definitely an act worth catching; Sidewalk may have been a bit small for the sound they were going for, as well, but they owned it. - Next Up Sessions


Walking with Strangers by the Royal Drag is about the unwillingness to start fresh with anyone, give anyone new the benefit of the doubt. It's about not trusting friends or acquaintances, to living forever lost in a crowd, and to decide this is the easy answer to a problem seemingly figured out.... - roundmagazine.net


Walking with Strangers by the Royal Drag is about the unwillingness to start fresh with anyone, give anyone new the benefit of the doubt. It's about not trusting friends or acquaintances, to living forever lost in a crowd, and to decide this is the easy answer to a problem seemingly figured out.... - roundmagazine.net


Discography

E.P.
I Got
Walking With Strangers
Forgot to Wash My Hair
Sunrise on the Run

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Bio

In a world comfortable enough to slip away, we represent that part of you that didn't get where you really wanted to go, say what you really wanted to say. Also the part that really digs catchy tunes.

The Royal Drag is the brainchild of singer/songwriter, Josh Fox, who has played with, recorded, produced, managed, and hung out with countless musicians in New York City and abroad. Many of the songs center around themes of disaffection and isolation, with a draggy but cheery pop sound, influenced by artists such as The Eels, Elliot Smith, Wilco, The Smiths, and Pavement.

Still in their first year, The Royal Drag has been honored to perform at North By Northeast, CMJ, Millennium Music Conference, International Pop Overthrow Fest, and the Antifolk Fest. They are currently in production of a full length album.

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