Portland “Bubblegum Doom” Duo
FOX MEDICINE Releasing New LP ‘Procédures Mystiques’ on November 8
Produced By Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet, Tool, Big Business)
Genre- Noise Rock/Bubblegum Doom/ Alternative Rock/Stoner Rock
For Fans Of: Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Electric Wizard, Helmet, Death from Above 1979, Melt Banana
“…”Comfort Pony”, three minutes of Melvins-cum-Throbbing Gristle mastery that clangs and clatters with the best of early Soundgarden when the fabled Seattle outfit could still offer up a proper piss take.”– PopMatters
Catch the two-piece sprinkling a delightfully strange brand of hypnotic and fuzzy noise rock on their Bubblegum Doom Tour.
Fox Medicine is a two-piece band from Portland, OR. They specialize in a boutique sound called Bubblegum Doom – a noisy distortion cocktail inspired by founding forefathers such as Melvins, Sonic Youth and Throbbing Gristle.
The duo is set to release their new album PROCÉDURES MYSTIQUES on November 8th.
A music video for the first single “Comfort Pony” is premiering on PopMatters:
Neezy Dynamite (guitar/vocals) says, ” This video is about magic and returning to nature, rather than upholding some materialistic ideals.”
Neezy has been tinkering with her songwriting and sound for years in various underground bands until one night she met Vanny Keeps (drums/vocals) at a show. The two bonded musically and started recording “fuzzy DIY demos” and playing shows in late 2016.
Just as the band was getting tighter, they ran into their dream producer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Helmet, Tool, Big Business), while eating a burger at a North Portland venue. After 5 days in the studio together, Kasai claims that Fox Medicine is “the weirdest band” he’s ever worked with, and describes their sound as “Black Sabbath with J-Pop Vocals”. The result of the collaboration is an intriguing first studio album, definitive of the fictional genre.
“PROCÉDURES MYSTIQUES is a strawberry milkshake you drink as you walk through a dark alley of some creepy fairy tale,” Neezy hypothesizes. She insists that the record has therapeutic properties, saying, “I hope this record is a soothing experience for people, the way a certain heaviness and intensity is so nourishing when nothing else will do. But also, it’s kind of silly because life is not that serious”. On stage, the band is whimsical and hypnotic, loud chaos reeling you in, one strange song at a time.
You can catch Fox Medicine touring on the west coast for the rest of 2019.
Fox Medicine Bubblegum Doom Tour Dates (more TBA)
9/22 Portland, OR – No Fun Bar
9/27 Eureka, CA – Siren’s Song Tavern
10/4 San Diego, CA -Black Cat Bar
10/5 Yucca Valley, CA -Gadi’s Bar and Grill
10/6 Los Angeles, CA -The Lexington (Fuzzdaze -Matinee show)
10/31 Portland, OR -Misdemeanor Meadows
11/1 Astoria, OR -Charlie’s Chop House
11/8 Seattle, WA – Lucky Liquor
11/9 Portland, OR- Kelly’s Olympian ALBUM RELEASE PARTY)
11/15 Oakland, CA -The Golden Bull
11/17 Reno, NV -Jub Jubs
12/6 San Diego, CA – Til Two Club