Because Songs Matter


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.

The Fox Hunt - It Suits Me     

The Fox Hunt - No Penance     

The Fox Hunt - Screw Me Up     

The Fox Hunt’s Official Site, The Fox Hunt on myspace, Buy Long Way To Go

As a side note: I swear to god, I’ll see these guys at SxSW.. Come hell or high water. It’ll happen.

Fox Hunt guys, if you’re reading this: Wanna come to Florida to play the ninebullets 4th Anniv. Party in October?


  1. Martin Luther Presley Martin Luther Presley
    March 5, 2010    

    Oh man, you can’t imagine how much I am looking forward to this one! I still play both of their albums to death, I just don’t get tired of them at all. I hope the new album will be in the mail soon. I am excited! If it wasn’t for 9B I might still be totally ignorant of them, so thanks again for introducing them to me!!

  2. Jody Jody
    March 5, 2010    

    When is this sucker supposed to hit the streets?

  3. Jody Jody
    March 5, 2010    

    Shit, nevermind. I didn’t realize it was already out. It’s a definite purchase for me.

  4. March 5, 2010    

    Jody: Buy it now:

  5. Jody Jody
    March 5, 2010    

    Done deal. These guys ever come to southern California?

  6. lainey lainey
    March 5, 2010    

    holy F***! theres a 9bullets annv. party in FLORIDA?! NO ONE EVER comes to florida! why did i not know about this?! lol totally stoked now

  7. March 5, 2010    

    you know 9B lives in St. Pete right?
    anyhow…more news about the party in the coming months.

  8. Adam Fenwick Adam Fenwick
    March 5, 2010    

    My dad sent me a message to head over to ninebullets and check out The Fox Hunt. I should listen to my dad more often 🙂

  9. LJ LJ
    March 6, 2010    

    I just spoke with Ben Townsend, fiddle and banjo extraordinaire for The Fox Hunt, on my little radio show in Nome, Alaska, and this guy is a genuine, down-to-earth student of the music. If you haven’t been listening to TFH, you’re missing out on authentic, Appalachian, front porch music. The new album is spot-on and a must-buy. Get thee to their website post-haste to get it!

  10. bar bar
    March 6, 2010    

    it’s been a long cold winter in wisco, but the sun has been shining. it’s 3:30 in the am and i just cracked open a bomber of ninkasi total domination ipa (oregon) and it’s definitely hitting the spot along with these tracks to sample. thanks, bryan.

    i recommend this beer to anyone that can get their hands on it.

    -bar. -peace.

  11. Liz Liz
    March 7, 2010    

    My new favorite band.

  12. March 8, 2010    

    Where/when are these guys playing at sxsw? I can’t find any details on their websites.

  13. DS DS
    March 9, 2010    

    These guys are awesome. The new album is just as I hoped. Hasn’t left my car stereo for weeks. And yes, love the old time album but nothin compares to their original material. When is the next one comin!

  14. March 9, 2010    

    This sounds fantastic, just purchased my copy. Thanks for the tip IV, damn I love this place.

  15. March 20, 2010    

    hey y’all if you are interested we sill have some copies of The Fox Hunt 7″/CD EP that we released in October, the album features 3 original tunes that are exclusive to this release as well as an exclusive traditional song as well. You can purchase the 7″ or CD at and on itunes if you’re into that digital ish. 7″ includes mp3s of all tracks.

  16. noteethleroy noteethleroy
    March 23, 2010    

    The link to buy this new album seems to be broke. The parts of heard of it sound awesome though.

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