It’s been too long since we wrote about a new album of Fox Hunt material. There was the America’s Working cd of traditional covers and it was fantastic, but this, this is where it’s at. The Fox Hunt, playing Fox Hunt songs. Songs of mourning, bleakness, broken hearts, substance abuse and the optimism of getting over it.
When we last saw an album of originals from The Fox Hunt it was with me awarding them album of the year in 2007. Upon their return, not too much has changed with their overall sound. They’re still that same string band with that same delicate sound, hooks as catchy as H1N1, and some damned fine harmonies if I do say so myself. Now, you could be reading that and wondering when the inevitable “they haven’t grown within their sound” pan is coming. Truth is, it’s not going to. I mean, I named their last album of originals the best album of 2007. I didn’t want change. I’d have been pissed if there would have been wholesale changes. I wanted another solid album and I’m proud to announce that the guys did just that. It’s a shoe-in for the ninebullets Essential Listening list and a definite contender for my Top 10 of the year.
In closing, I’ll say Long Way To Go will be another album for The Fox Hunt fans to love, listen to and sing along with for many months to come. For non-Fox Hunt fans…well, it’s obvious that you haven’t heard them yet and this album is as good as any to get you started.
Fox Hunt guys, if you’re reading this: Wanna come to Florida to play the ninebullets 4th Anniv. Party in October?