Foxy Shazam Moves Up the Record Deal Ladder

Sep 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm

There is a pretty good chance you haven’t seen the members of Cincinnati’s powder-keg Freak Punk Soul Pop maniacs Foxy Shazam around town lately. That’s because the piano-driven band appears to tour more than stay home these days, ever since the release of its cult-favorite classic, Introducing Foxy, on the indie label Ferret Records back in early 2008.

Things are going to get any easier for the band anytime soon — besides its massive upcoming tour with Swedish new wavers The Sounds (which will take them to every inch of the country for the next seven weeks straight, including a local stop at Covington's Madison Theater on Nov. 3), it was recently announced that the group’s next album will be its first for major label Sire Records—-, the onetime home to everyone from Talking Heads to Madonna and the current label of Against Me! and Tegan and Sara.

Foxy’s debut for Sire is almost complete and the label has it on its release schedule for early next year. In a press release, singer Eric Nally says the new record is even more eclectic and exploratory than the group’s carnival-like debut. "We wanted to go places where nobody goes,” Nally says. “We weren't afraid to take risks with this record, because as long as you take them with confidence it will work out. Nothing is cool until it's made cool."

Learn more about the band here.