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      DARKEST HOURS
      January 14, 2014
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    A folk-pop band with gang vocals and layered harmonies, Fox and the Bird is a choral collective of rotating songwriters and singers. The band’s characteristically rich, up-beat orchestration is hitched to banjos, accordions, ukuleles & fiddles to form the foundation of a sound reminiscent of hard times and high hopes.

    Fox & The Bird’s latest album, Darkest Hours, is a sorrowfully appropriate title for an unapologetically bare-bones, brutally honest folk album. From lyrics chronicling the confusion of lost love in “Ashes” and “Bend” to commentary on the darkly violent tendencies seen in human nature as presented in “Habit” and “Valley,” the album laments hardship, poverty, death, loss… those moments in life when the darkness seems most impenetrable.

    But while Darkest Hours is a heavy follow-up to the band’s debut Floating Feather, lyrically, their characteristic rich, up-beat orchestration carries us through the darkness with an innate sort of joy and hints at the light that inevitably follows even our darkest of hours.

    Fox and the Bird continues to produce and self-release its albums, touring and always committed to music that is made on back porches, in living rooms and on the streets. Darkest Hours is set for release January 14th, and will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

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    FOX & THE BIRD “DARKEST HOURS” TRACKLISTING:

    1. When I Was Young

    2. Wreck of the Fallible

    3. Saints

    4. Valley

    5. Habit

    6. Dallas

    7. Heading East

    8. Bend

    9. Ashes

    10. Counterfeit

    11. Rough Darlin’

    12. No Man’s Land

    13. Dreamers

    HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT FOX & THE BIRD:

    “…a wide range of instrumentation and a beautiful, organic sound…” — Pete Freedman, Dallas Observer

    “What is this hope I hear on their voices? Even when singing songs of heartbreak, there is an ever-present optimism and peace about them. They sing of home, and I feel at home.” — Sarah Crisman, Pegasus News

    “Fox and the Bird, a band with wonderfully layered Americana-flamenco-folk harmonies.” — Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News

    “Local beloveds Fox and the Bird take their straightforward folk sensibility and throw it in a blender on high with beautiful melodies and sing-along, foot-stomping tunes.” — Rachel Watts, Dallas Observer

    “Combining mellow voices and a variety of instruments, Fox & the Bird delivers mesmerizing performances that possess a mystique and style that defy musical formula.” — Star Community News

    “Lyrics are reminiscent of the macabre and imaginative, of folk music by Welsh immigrants to Appalachia.” — Lucinda Breeding, Denton Record Chronicle

    “[Fox and The Bird’s songs] bloom most fully in concert, where the full-throated, multi-part harmonies can reach full roar and the intoxicating clatter behind them blows forth like a summer wind sweeping through the tall grain”– Preston Jones, DFW.com

    “Fox and the Bird believe in music as orthopraxy: self-subsisting and without boundaries.” — Dick Sullivan, D Magazine

    “Loosely fitting under the vintage umbrella of neo-folk, this well-thought-out group of tunes boasts a variety that never seems cobbled together by force. Instead, a spirit of unity between the album’s sonic traits and the group’s comfort with the material shines powerfully.” — Kelly Dearmore, Dallas Observer

    FOR MORE INFO ON FOX AND THE BIRD:
    http://foxandthebird.com
    https://www.facebook.com/foxandthebird

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  • PRESS QUOTES:

    • "Big and hopeful and reminds us that life can be hard, but hard can be good" - USA TODAY
    • "The Dallas-based folk band Fox & The Bird sound like The Decemberists and The Avett Brothers jamming on an ocean voyage. If you like nice harmonies and acoustic instruments, you will likely fall in love with thier song "Wreck of the Fallible." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
    • “Their rich harmonies and orchestration that harness accordions, banjos, fiddles, ukuleles and various percussion instruments give rise to folk songs reminiscent of a time when music was made on front porches and in living rooms.” – PASTE
    • “Dallas folk group Fox and the Bird ‘Darkest Hours’ is awesome” - THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
    • “Dallas, Tex. folk rockers Fox and the Bird have an eclectic sound that draws from a wide array of influences.” - NO COUNTRY FOR NEW NASHVILLE
    • “Sparkling songcraft.” - FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
    • “The traditional folk sound of Fox and The Bird makes the listener feel as though they are in their living room or on the front porch listening to the band. The lyrics of “Saints,” another song from the “Darkest Hours” album, reflect folk’s origins of storytelling, struggle and the strength of prayer and friendship. Whether singing about poor men, friendships or hard workers, the album’s songs link together to tell a complete story of perseverance in the downtrodden.” - THE RAMBLER
    • “These tunes shine musically and lyrically. The result is one of my favorite albums of the year so far.” - INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
    • “Fox and The Bird’s latest album, Darkest Hours, is an unapologetically bare-bones, brutally honest folk album.” - GET OUT LOUISVILLE
    • “In each song you hear the foundation of a sound reminiscent of hard times and high hopes.” – TAG MAGAZINE
    • “Fox and the Bird's music is borderless, combining music from all compass points with the sounds of many winds beautifully converging in harmony.” - POPA TUNES
    • “Deriving musical inspiration from bands like The Low Anthem, Phosphorescent, and The Bowerbirds, the band is identifiable by its textured sound and well-balanced vocals. Though the new album deals with gloomier subject matter, it still maintains an air of optimism.” - THE WESLEYAN ARGUS
    • “Tightly woven harmonies supported by banjos, fiddles, ukeleles, and whatever else comes to hand convey words accurately summed up in the album title from open to close.” - MUSIC WITHOUT LABELS
    • “Stunning” - DRAWN FROM THE ROOTS
    • “Folk music at its finest.” - EAR TO THE GROUND
    • “Dallas' Best Folk Band” - DALLAS OBSERVER
    • THIS IS OUR JAM (online music site) Positive news post with video If you like the rocking sound of The Avett Brothers or dig the unique harmonies of The Last Bison, get Fox and the Bird on your radar now! This pop-folk group from Dallas includes oh so many of TIOJ's favorite things: banjos, accordions, husband-wife duos, and so much more. Take a break from work and watch this music video asap -- it both sounds and looks lovely. http://www.thisisourjamdc.com/2014/01/if-you-like-avett-brothers-last-bison.html
    • “An impressive, yet sometimes melancholy, look into the human condition backed by hopeful harmonies and toe-tapping instrumentation that spans banjos, bells, fiddles, mariachi players and trumpets. The album is a non-skip, one shot listen all the way through.” - THAT MUSIC MAGAZINE
    • “Brilliant” - THE MAD MACKEREL: UK
    • [5/5/ stars!] “Sorting through lonesome stories, cavorting in kind-hearted tales, Fox and the Bird’s punchy, frontier fables resonate in tender remembrances, sage advice and friendly encouragements with a light touch and a steady hand.” – MAXIMUM INK
    • “Folk pop band Fox and the Bird hits every target in the genre.” - SUPA JAM: UK
    • “Tight harmonies, rock-meets-choir flourishes and danceable choruses. Think Polyphonic Spree with smoother changes and Irish drinking-song sadness.” - DENTON RECORD CHRONICLE
    • “Beautiful folk tune with a dark side.” - PEGASUS NEWS