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Foyer Red Share New Single “Pocket” Ahead of Debut LP Release “Yarn The Hours Away” Out May 19th on Carpark Records

May 2, 2023
Artwork Juli Majer

Foyer Red Share New Single “Pocket” Ahead of Debut LP Release

 Yarn The Hours Away Out May 19th on Carpark Records

In a little less than a month Brooklyn’s Foyer Red will release their debut LP Yarn The Hours Away on Carpark Records (The Beths, Cloud Nothings, @). The follow up to their promising 2021 EP, Zigzag Wombat, which earned high praise from outlets like PitchforkStereogum and Paste, the album has seen the release of two singles, “Gorgeous” and “Plumbers Unite!”, which FADER described as “a great introduction to a band whose wonky pop songwriting blends with surreal lyricism and moments of alt-rock mayhem.”  

Now, the band are sharing a final pre-release single from the record, a track called “Pocket,” listen below:

Prepare to hold tight on this obscure exploration. Jangling hits, scratchy textures, this brash deliverance, alternating time signatures, intoxicating vocal harmonies, and this unpredictable ride from start to finish. The boisterous efforts keep your attention fixated, completely dazzled at the direction of this fun yet complex creation. This utterly chaotic composition wins you over the sublime charm at the heart of the identity and immersive powers.

“Pocket” sees the band just barely organizing chaos, taking a track that twists and turns into something as danceable as it is unusual. The lyrics play with the idea that “anything is possible” and the band proves this point — showing off each band member’s ability to bounce guitar, woodwind, and auxiliary sounds off one another. 

Singer Elana Riordan expands on the song’s background below:

This song was by all means a wild card for the album. We’d played around with pieces of the song for a while and would sometimes wordlessly revert to them during practices, but we had put the pieces aside until very organically finishing the instrumentation about a week before we went into the studio. I had no words for the song, just an idea about the main part’s melody and the vocals. As we were tracking our songs in the first few days of recording, I was glued to my notebook, thinking aloud with the rest of the band, and then later spilling out silly phrases about time travel, capitalism and our existence/evolution as a species.” 

Foyer Red will embark on a tour with new Sub Pop signees Deeper. Full details of that run can be found below. 

Foyer Red – Yarn The Hours Away Track List
1. Plumbers Unite!
2. Unwaxed Flavored Floss
3. Wetland Walk
4. A Barnyard Bop
5. Etc
6. Gorgeous
7. Blue Jazz
8. Pocket
9. Oh, David
10. Time Slips
11. Big Paws
12. Toy Wagon

Tour Dates

05/26/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool – record release show w/ @ and Dan English 

05/29/23 – Atlanta, GA – 529 #
05/30/23 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar #
05/31/23 – Miami, FL – Gramps #

06/01/23 – Gainesville, FL – Lucy’s 
06/02/23 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub #

06/03/23 – Savannah, GA – Dog Days Fest
06/04/23 – Asheville, NC – Static Age Records # 
# = With Deeper

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