Spoil + Destroy

by Fox Face

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Witchy, twitchy and full of attitude, Fox Face is a fog-swirling, moonlit night where nothing’s as it seems. Blink, and they answer the question you didn’t even know you had. Both realized and reckless, Fox Face is an eerie musical force that would be just as much at ease holding a seance on a stormy, nighttime beach as they would be throwing a rager in a dark, beer-soaked basement bar.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Lindsay DeGroot is as comfortable in a Riot Grrrl shout in “(What You’re) Good For” as she is in the snarl of “I Believe In Science”, ambidextrously managing both pissed off and creepy, the words “I believe / In research/rationality” twisting like knives into her enemies. Fox Face’s explicitly feminist lyrics are undeniably bolstered by no-bullshit politics and inspired by the Book of the Dead and The Craft.

Spoil + Destroy is Fox Face’s first record for Dirtnap, recorded by Kyle “Motor” Urban at MotorCo Studio in Madison, WI, using an all-analog Ampex MM-1100 23" 16-Track recorder. Urban also recorded the band’s debut Teen Wiccan 7". DeGroot leads this storm of sound, with bandmates Lydia Washechek (guitar, vocals), Mary Joy (bass, vocals) and Christopher Capelle (drums) playing countless furiously energetic sets in their hometown of Milwaukee, WI, and beyond.

On the tongue in cheek Spoil + Destroy, Fox Face alternates between Sabbath-y vs. searing guitars (“Clever Girl”), surf-rock (“(What You’re) Good For”) and the creeped-out, organ-laced sonic seance of “The Moon and the Tide”. That realized and reckless attitude hangs hard on the vocals of everyone throughout, echoing the spirit of Kathleen Hanna and Neighborhood Brats’ Jenny Angelillo. This is what would happen if the Shivvers’ Jill Kossoris got pissed off and started plotting revenge on the date who didn’t call her back on the “teen line”, sitting “by the phone waiting for your ring”.

Fed up, Fox Face takes their own issues to hand, whether battling anti-feminist attitudes, panic attacks or the fear of the earthly unknown. Spaghetti Western styles intermingle with punk & roll and goth, making for a bubbling pot of riled-up, creeptastic tales, where the environs are trepidatious, dark and frustrating, yet you feel you can battle your way out. “You—you got this, you know you got this, you got it ‘cause you earned it.”


RIYL: Grass Widow, Neighborhood Brats, The Sonics, The Breeders, Bikini Kill, The Cramps, The Raincoats, Sleater-Kinney

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released November 3, 2017

All songs by Fox Face, except "Toxic" by Britney Spears.
Clever Girl Music 2017
Dirtnap Records ZZZ-151


// To buy a copy of the LP visit www.greennoiserecords.com

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Fox Face Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fox Face isn’t precious with their melodies, bludgeoning them with guitars that threaten to outpace the careening drums. Underneath that noise, there are well-composed songs, but the appeal of Fox Face is that they spit out hooks so rapidly that they seem almost careless.

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Track Name: (What You're) Good For
I don’t want you to be my boyfriend
I just want you to be my lover man
‘Cause I don’t want love, don’t want a family
Too bad, too bad that’s not me

Because I already know just what you’re good for
Yeah, I already know just what you’re good for

Hypersexualized that’s what you call it, I won’t let you call me that name
I’m not a girl I’m a grown-ass woman
I’ve heard it all you can’t tell me nuthin’

Oh no let’s go

I don’t want to settle down with you
I just want to have some fun with you
I’m not your girlfriend, so just stop calling me
Don’t put your shit on me

Because I already know just what you’re good for
Yeah, I already know just what you’re good for

Hypersexualized that’s what you call it, I won’t let you call me that name
I’m not a girl I’m a grown-ass woman
I’ve heard it all you can’t tell me nuthin’

Oh no let’s go
Track Name: Clever Girl
You put in your time, now get to the back of the line
The ceilings kinda low in this place, but don’t worry cause they call it a safe space

Because you
They got you where they want you now, baby you
Does it feel like their hands are on your throat …because you
You got what they want and
Don’t let em’ fuck it up, don’t let ‘em silence you.

Why can’t you just smile
While they tell you how to do your shit better?
Well look at your girl isn’t that cute you try to do it like the boys well aren’t you clever

Because you
They got you where they want you now, baby you
Does it feel like their hand are on your throat …because
You – You got what they want and
Don’t let em’ fuck it up, don’t let ‘em silence you.

Cause if you tell me one more time I’m good for a girl and try to touch my shit I might have to break your fingers, I don’t really care and it’s not my problem just because your little dick is threatened by my gender.

Because you
They got you where they want you now, baby you
Does it feel like their hand are on your throat …because
You – you got this, you know you got this, you got it ‘cause you earned it.
Track Name: (You're Gonna) Wish You Were Dead
As a child pickin’ flower in the woods
But little girls they never stay that good
Dressed in red all young and wet
Keep runnin’ girl they’re not done with you yet…You’re gunna

Wish you were dead x4

There’s a full moon out tonight
Yellow eyes burnin’ so bright
Showin’ teeth, lickin’ wounds
Did it feel just like you thought it would? ….Because

This is then end x4

This is the end x3
You’re gunna wish you were dead
Track Name: Hiawatha
Follow me down to the water
Sink to the bottom like a Baptist daughter
Feel the water wash you clean
It’s not as late as it seems

Let me tell you ‘bout Hiawatha
The Iroquois nation an it’s father
See the blood run into the Earth
Watch him bleed, watch him hurt – watch him hurt

Ground shakes under locomotive
Move a nation on the backs of natives
Those who toil in the Earth are god’s own people if they’re 36 30 North
Track Name: Boogie Man
I can’t sleep
What makes the floor creak
Baby, I can’t sleep
I know there’s something wrong with me

What’s inside of my mind
It’s not right
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake

Never go to sleep, Never count sheep, Never go to sleep, Never count sheep

Beads of sweat run down my face
Even in my dreams I’m always running in place
So get your hand up off of me
‘Cause I can’t sleep
‘Cause baby, I can’t sleep

Never go to sleep, Never count sheep, Never go to sleep, Never count sheep

I can’t sleep
What makes the floor creak
Baby, I can’t sleep
I know theres something wrong with me

What’s inside of my mind
It’s not right
I’m wide awake
I’m wide awake

Beads of sweat run down my face
Even in my dreams I’m always running in place
So get your hand up off of me
‘Cause I can’t sleep
‘Cause baby, I can’t sleep
Track Name: Nasty Woman
We want a girl with certain motivations
A real eye on domestication
Nobody respects you like I do
When you give up and just do nothing

The patriarchy needs it so just go ahead any try to smash it
They love it when we fight each other, time is now we have to grasp it
But I hear you’re famous so just try and grab it
But watch out this pussy will bite you back

We want a girl who poised and knows her roll
Shows some leg and wears those tight clothes
Nobody respects you like I do
When you give up and just do nothing

The patriarchy needs it so just go ahead any try to smash it
They love it when we fight each other, time is now we have to grasp it
But I hear you’re famous so just try and grab it
But watch out this pussy will bite you back
Track Name: I Believe In Science
I believe, I believe, I believe
In the atom and the vaccine
I believe, I believe, I believe
In Science

6000 years ago god plucked a rib from Adam, made a girl
Said “get your asses on a boat, ‘cause I’m about to flood the world.”
And every part of that is literal, that’s critical – ‘cause when they ask how you know, just tell ‘em that “I told you so.”

I believe, I believe, I believe
In research/rationality
I believe, I believe, I believe
In Science

6000 years ago god plucked a rib from Adam, made a girl
Said “get your asses on a boat, ‘casue I’m about to flood the world.”
And every part of that is literal, that’s critical – ‘cause when they ask how you know, just tell ‘em that “I told you so.”
Track Name: Girl Hater
I see you rollin’ your eyes
It’s so fucked up
Can’t do nuthin’ without an attitude
It’s really not a surprise
It’s so fucked up
Can’t do nuthin’ without being rude

I don’t get it, baby
Why do you hate us ladies?

I hear you talking that shit
It’s so fucked up
You got somethin’ to say
Then out with it
So I’m not part of your clique
It’s so fucked up
Don’t wanna be mean so Imma walk away

I don’t get it, baby
Why do you hate us ladies?
Track Name: Standing There
Went for a walk the other day
Bystanders turned and looked away
I am not sheep
I am not thief
No need to stand so close to me

I am not standing here, I am not standing here, I am not standing here, don’t you see me standing here

Late at night I walk alone
You follow me when I go home
I am not nice
I’m not your vice
No need to stand so close to me

I am not standing here, I am not standing here, I am not standing here, don’t you see me standing here
Track Name: The Moon and the Tide
I thought you were
Everything I ever wanted
The rise and the fall
The Earth turn the wolf calls
You had it all
The crest and wave churnin’
I’ve come undone
I can see the sun burnin’

When the moon don’t bring the tide any more

You are the tide
I am the lonely moon
You can’t be held
No matter how much I want you
I rise alone
You crash to a foreign shore
You can’t be had
And I just can’t take it any….
When the moon don’t bring the tide anymore

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