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FOXING announce The Albatross anniversary edition, hits the road with THE HOTELIER

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Foxing, the band whose debut album The Albatross became a touchstone of emo and adjacent subgenres (check out our early FOXING interview about the album HERE), is preparing to celebrate the record’s 10th anniversary. In a remarkable double-header, they will be touring alongside The Hotelier, who are themselves marking a decade of their own iconic album, Home, Like Noplace There Is.

Today, Foxing takes the veil off a special 10th-anniversary edition of The Albatross, an album that was seminal in shaping the emo landscape. This new release showcases a myriad of covers by bands that have emerged in Foxing’s influential wake, such as Home Is Where, For Your Health, and Insignificant Other. It also presents the band’s 2023 reimagined versions of classic tracks “The Medic” and “Rory.”

Foxing didn’t just tease their upcoming release; they gave fans a substantial taste by dropping the updated 2023 version of “Rory,” alongside Prince Daddy & The Hyena’s cover of the same song. If you are wondering how the band’s sound has evolved over a decade, the new “Rory” serves as the perfect auditory canvas.

It incorporates acoustic guitars, sweeping string arrangements, and a reinvigorated trumpet finale, signaling how Foxing has matured while retaining the track’s original allure.

“Re-recorded versions of classics don’t always go over well, but this is a genuinely cool re-working that shows how much Foxing have grown in the past ten years without losing the song’s original charm.”

Prince Daddy & The Hyena offer their own electrifying spin, transforming “Rory” into something simultaneously punkier and more aggressive, yet still capturing the essence of the song we’ve all come to adore.

Foxing and The Hotelier are joining forces for a commemorative tour, making stops across North America. With shows ranging from Pittsburgh to Portland, this tour is a cross-country celebration of two albums that helped define a generation’s emotional landscape.

From Pittsburgh’s Mr. Smalls Theatre to Portland’s Wonder Ballroom, check out the complete list of tour dates below.

The Albatross: Ten Years Tracklist

LP 1:
1. Bloodhound
2. Inuit
3. The Medic
4. Pent Up In A Blind
5. Rory
6. Bit By A Dead Bee, Pt. I
7. Bit By A Dead Bee, Pt. II
8. Den Mother
9. Calm Before
10. Quietus

LP 2:
1. Bloodhound – Carly Cosgrove
2. Inuit – Insignificant Other
3. The Medic – Sweet Pill
4. Rory – Prince Daddy & The Hyena
5. Bit By A Dead Bee Pt. I – Home Is Where
6. Bit By A Dead Bee Pt. II – Hey, ILY
7. Den Mother – Four Your Health
8. Quietus – Colleen Dow
9. The Medic (2023) – Foxing
10. Rory (2023) – Foxing

Foxing / The Hotelier Tour$ Dates

11/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/02 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
11/03 Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
11/04 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/05 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
11/08 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/10 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
11/11 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
11/12 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/14 Washington, DC @ The Howard
11/15 Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
11/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/17 New York, NY @ Racket
11/18 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
11/19 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
02/07 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
02/08 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
02/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
02/10 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
02/12 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
02/13 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
02/14 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
02/16 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
02/18 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
02/20 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
02/21 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
02/23 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02/24 Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
02/25 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
02/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
02/28 Denver, CO @ Summit

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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