Antenna Farm Records is pleased to announce our newest artist signing, San Francisco’s Foxtails Brigade, who are busy putting the finishing touches on their debut album The Bread and the Bait, due for release this April.
Bay Area fans of acoustic music are likely already aware of this ever-shifting collective led by Los Angeles born Laura Weinbach, the band has shared stages with Faun Fables, Chris Garneau and AF’s own Bart Davenport.
Foxtails Brigade present an ornate kind of chamber pop, intricate viola and violin arrangements are anchored by Weinbach’s exquisitely played classical guitar and pitch perfect vocals. But underneath the simple melodies lie an impeding darkness, a lyrical landscape populated by shadowy and bizarre characters, rife with hints of rot, aging, and death.
Such flights of fancy are par for the course for Weinbach, the daughter of a piano prodigy and cult film-maker, sister to off-beat comedian Brent Wienbach. Her childhood spent in an eccentric household, next door to a family of circus contortionists, she learned the songs of Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Blossom Dearie and more at her father’s behest.
Today, the classically trained Weinbach has taken her childhood repertoire and expanded it to create a sound all her own. In between Foxtails Brigade’s frequent Bay Area club shows, fans can catch Weinbach and her main FB collaborator, violinist Anton Patzner (Judgement Day, Bright Eyes) busking throughout the Bay, Laura’s primary source of income since she quit her day job as a substitute teacher in 2009.
To celebrate the announcement of The Bread and the Bait, Foxtails Brigade is hitting the road for a short series of tour dates this January, with a full US tour coming in the spring following SXSW. For folks in Norcal and Oregon, this is a chance to see their stunning live show in an intimate setting, not to be missed. Tour dates below the jump:
Foxtails Brigade Tour Dates
January 10th – Corvalis, OR – The Fireworks Restaurant, 8pm
January 11th – Corvalis, OR – The Fireworks Restaurant, 8pm
January 12th – Portland, OR – The Green House 9pm
January 13th – Chico, CA – Cafe Flo 7pm
January 14th – Sacramento, CA – Old Ironsides 9pm
January 15th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Church House 8pm
January 19th San Francisco, Ca – Viracocha 8pm
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