Foyer Red have released two new tracks, ‘Tallest Dogwood’ and ‘Barkin’ Up a Knot’, ahead of a run of December shows with Speedy Ortiz. Take a listen below.
Foyer Red released Yarn the Hours Away, their debut LP, earlier this year. “This song is an outtake from Yarn the Hours Away,” the band’s Elana Riordan explains. “Our album art actually has a drawing of ‘milk on a spoon’ from a lyric in the song. The lyrics are an ode to my childhood home and a lot of the memories that stick out from growing up there, like, my brother swallowing a penny, my dad playing guitar on the porch during thunderstorms, etc. My dad planted a dogwood tree there for each of his children and mine grew the tallest.”
“This song is a special one from the Foyer Red vault,” Riordan added. “We self-recorded it at home. Mitch plays banjo in the song and drums with brushes, a very different sound for us. The lyrics are loosely based on Greek mythology; it’s Persephone’s monologue to Hades, who has kept her in the Underworld. I originally wrote the lyrics as a B-side to “Pickles,” which is about pressure, combustion, dryness, rust. This song juxtaposes that with cool water, cerulean, growth, and starlight.”
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Foyer Red Tour Dates:
Dec 14 – Millersville, PA – Phantom Power
Dec 15 – Providence, RI – Union Station Brewery
Dec 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Dec 31 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy