Morphing from the ashes of Charlottesville-based band Pompadour, OxenFree are a rockin’ little quartet now based in the New York area & led by former Pompadour front-man Jeff Doyle. He and his bandmates released their debut EP, Fire, If We Are Anything, in 2014, and since then have been building, via long nights of songwriting & hard-driven touring, towards the release of their full-length debut, Beacons, due out next month. To whet your whistle, here’s a track from it which we are happy to premiere. “Fine Dining” is an echoing guitar jam, circling around jangling riffs that sound like a somewhat more aggressive War on Drugs.
Appropriately this driving song is about…driving! In the band’s own words: “This is a song about taking a road trip with an old friend. It’s about crashing parties and feeling transitory and wasting money.” No money wasted here, but OxenFree are bound to be the kind of band you’d want to spend money on.