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11.05.2014 | 84 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Madison-area indie-pop band Phox were, along with Sylvan Esso and Field Report, one of three bands with Wisconsin ties to widely charm critics with new albums on Partisan Records this year. The group is about to embark on a tour with The Head and the Heart, but first they stopped by Conan O'Brien's TBS show for an understated performance of one of the standouts from their charming self-titled ...
06.16.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for debut albums from artists with Wisconsin ties that listeners can't help but fall completely in love with on first listen. First came last month's invigorating debut from Sylvan Esso, a duo featuring Milwaukee native Nick Sanborn on production, and this month it's been followed by the self-titled album from the rising Baraboo, Wis. ensemble Phox, a soulful...
04.28.2014 | | Posted at 08:15 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Wisconsin Area Music Industry revealed the winners of its 34th annual WAMI Awards last night at an awards show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, giving top honors to Madison's rising indie-pop band Phox (artist of the year and alternative rock/rock artist of the year) the Justin Vernon supergroup Volcano Choir (album of the year) and the Milwaukee sister-sister duo Vic and ...
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
 Some bands switch labels to march up the ladder and expand their reach, while others do so seeking reinvention. For the eclectic Portland country/folk outfit Blitzen Trapper, their longtime record deal with Sub Pop—which released four of the band’s previous six albums, including