Yes it’s true! The number 1 Minneapolis cartoon rock band, The Foshays, first album, Not So Now, is finally online for your approval. When asked about the delay, lead guitarist and songwriter Franky Foshay commented “We wanted to wait for the right moment so the album could make the most impact. Also The Gorillaz just put out an album had the word ‘Now’ in it as well, and we didn’t want to be upstaged by another cartoon act. Yes, I received constant death threats from other bandmates, but in the end I think it was worth it.” What can one expect from this collection of 13 songs. Lead singer/gutarist and keyboard player Harry Blessing had this to say about Not So Now’s sound ”It’s rock and roll the way it’s meant to be played, fast, fun, catchy, no song over three minutes, no ballads, no bullshit!” Drummer Freddy Foshay chimes in “We do everything that every band wants to do but can’t! How do I know this? Just look around! Where’s the Rock and Roll these days? Nowhere but here baby!” Bass man Joey Miece is a tad more subdued “It’s got a great beat and you can dance to it, that’s for sure.” Well decide for yourself why Not So Now is one of the best albums of all time. Check them out on Soundcloud and Bandcamp today.
The Foshays current events.
Note from BiL : It’s been close to a year since I posted on this site. Before Covid-19 hit I was dealing with a few medical issues as well as throwing the first CRUMBLING HEIGHTS party(more on that later.) When Covid hit I found myself without a band to rehearse, which left me with and a lot of free time. My social life, like everybody else dwindled. Even though I had the time to work on The Foshays, I reveled in the break from the music/creative grind I had built up for many years. I took a job illustrating a children’s book over the summer, and house projects loomed large. Even though The Foshays did not get much love, a new music project has developed from this time off(more on that later.) The bottomline is, I’m ready to refocus my energies on The Foshays, and continue telling this story I love so much. This week we’re just getting a few things off our chest, we’ll try to be funny next week. Wear a mask, be safe, and VOTE!
To be honest, The Foshays have had up to here with “honesty.” To be honest, outside of the facts, isn’t honesty (sometimes) just another form of “feeling?” To be honest who cares what anybody really feels anyways? To be honest, I have to ask “Why?” To be honest, I think it’s all a bunch of silly opinions/lies. So congratulations for being “honest” and to be honest, this is just another honest opinion, swirling down the rabbit hole…..to be honest….
The Foshays are busy, busy, busy these days! “Busy doing what?” You ask? Well being America’s number one underground cartoon rock band takes a lot of work, and even though it doesn’t look like work, trust me these boys are moving at the speed of business! And rad mad drummer Freddy Foshay is leading the charge! He may be glib. You might even think he’s a…. hmmmmmm…. we’ll go with “jerk,” but “Old School Freddy” (at least that’s what his grandma calls him) loves nothing more than to burst peoples bubbles. Without him, The Foshays would probably float away on a bed of rock star fantasies, pompous endless guitar solos, and horrible love songs.
The Foshays are sadden to hear the news that Ed Ackerson, Owner and Director of Flowers Studios in Uptown Minneapolis, died this weekend. He mastered our first EP and first LP Not So Now! Being a bunch of dumb studio rats, we needed his help badly. We told him to make us sound like Giuda, and The Music Machine, and he did! We we’re going to hire him for all our future tracks, and even though our expectations have been dashed, we’re so grateful he was able to make an indelible mark on our sound. Thank you for the flowers Ed, and happy travels.
Finally the rumors can be put to rest! All the “when’s” and “why’s” and “how’s” can be silenced for ever! The “No way’s” and “What if’s” and the “Nay-says” can all go to hell, because The Foshays First EP is finally out. 4 songs: Get Me to Normal, Wuts Wrong With You, ‘Til it’s Gone, and All the Leaves. Plus a 12 page comic “Gig-Hex.” 400 numbered and signed copies are available in the shop now. Get your copy today!
The Foshays have been mired in a long arduous recording process over the past year. As you can tell from this weeks comic installment Bass man Joey Miece knows why. Ok, so Franky and Harry can be a little obsessive behind the virtual mixing board, and maybe they don’t always have it together studio wise, but what they lack in hi-class, they make up for with rude garage stylings. It’s not their fault they don’t really know what they are doing, as long as Joey’s got the time to “DO IT AGAIN!” everything is going to be alright!
The Foshays have been on a well deserved break this summer. “Why?” do you ask? The boys just finished recording and mixing their first album, Not So Now! And they need some R & R “So what?” you say? Well it’s going to be the biggest rock album of the millennium, wowing fans and critics alike. “Highly doubtful!” you exclaim? If you need proof of their sonic brilliance look for The Foshays Four Song EP this fall in Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area record stores like Cheapo, Barely Brothers, and Agharta Records. “OK. I’ll think about.” You respond politely. Glad we could have this conversation. Cheers!
Hey Teenagers! it’s time to make a choice! Pick your favorite ding bat celebrity, boring tv show, predictable movie, embarrassing YouTube star, pretentious “artist” (for some reason they call musicians and singers artists these days, hence the quotes), and video game loser. Fox tv apparently has no clue what they’re doing so your vote really really matters. Get to it!
This post is dedicated to all the bands doing a show tonight in the snowy apple that is Minneapolis.