11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fans of Foxy Shazam have come to expect glam-rock excess from the Cincinnati-based sextet. Make no mistake: there’s plenty of delirious excess on The Church of Rock and Roll, but there’s also new depth and maturity. As before, Foxy Shazam is defined by Eric Sean Nally’s high-flying theatrical vocals and air of decadent abandon. He dives into overheated numbers like “The Temple,” “Holy Touch,” and “Wasted Feelings” with giddy relish. His bandmates churn, slam, and throb behind him, with Loren Turner unleashing ferocious guitar riffage, Sky White adding leering keyboard lines, and Alex Nauth laying down tasty horn parts. The lead single, “I Like It,” is a particularly seething slice of libidinous fun. Moving beyond the album’s bombast, Foxy lays down a sweet soul groove in “Last Chance at Love,” gets jazzy in “The Street,” and delivers a surprisingly tender ballad with “Forever Together.” “Freedom” adds a political commentary of sorts with a wailing cry for the common man.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fans of Foxy Shazam have come to expect glam-rock excess from the Cincinnati-based sextet. Make no mistake: there’s plenty of delirious excess on The Church of Rock and Roll, but there’s also new depth and maturity. As before, Foxy Shazam is defined by Eric Sean Nally’s high-flying theatrical vocals and air of decadent abandon. He dives into overheated numbers like “The Temple,” “Holy Touch,” and “Wasted Feelings” with giddy relish. His bandmates churn, slam, and throb behind him, with Loren Turner unleashing ferocious guitar riffage, Sky White adding leering keyboard lines, and Alex Nauth laying down tasty horn parts. The lead single, “I Like It,” is a particularly seething slice of libidinous fun. Moving beyond the album’s bombast, Foxy lays down a sweet soul groove in “Last Chance at Love,” gets jazzy in “The Street,” and delivers a surprisingly tender ballad with “Forever Together.” “Freedom” adds a political commentary of sorts with a wailing cry for the common man.

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About Foxy Shazam

Foxy Shazam's music is an unhinged, maniacal mix of piano, guitar, howling vocals, double-kickdrum percussion, and rock & roll theatrics. The quintet hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where bandmates Eric Nally (vocals), Loren Turner (guitar), Daisy (bass), Sky White (piano), and Joe Halberstadt (drums) first joined forces in 2004. Recording sessions for The Flamingo Trigger began that year and stretched into early 2005, and Foxy Shazam supported the album's June release with a series of headlining show dates. New Weatherman Records took an interest in the band's rambunctious, genre-melding sound, and Foxy Shazam signed to the label before entering the studio for a second time. Released in partnership with Ferret Music, Introducing Foxy Shazam arrived in early 2008. The next year the band made the juimp to the big leagues, signing on with Sire Records and releasing its third album, the eponymous Foxy Shazam, in 2010. The album was well-received, and Foxy Shazam broke onto the Billboard charts for the first time at number 151. In 2012 the theatrical rockers released their fourth album, The Church of Rock and Roll. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Cincinnati, OH
  • FORMED
    2004

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