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Pet Fox

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Even in its moodiest, most downbeat moments there’s a spark of energy that bursts out of A Face In Your Life, the new album from Pet Fox. Where past efforts played around with after-the-fact layering of instrumentation, the band’s third full-length comes alive in the moment. Tracked live in one room, the ten songs that unravel across the album capture Theo Hartlett (Guitar/Vocals), Morgan Luzzi (Bass), and Jesse Weiss (Drums) in their rawest, most immediate form.

While the idea of getting in a room together and bashing out ideas until an album emerges is a story as old as time, Pet Fox thrive in such an environment, leaning into the method with an exuberance that shapes their latest effort into something brilliantly dynamic and endearing. “We maintained the same method as we have in the past, which is to get in a room together and jam.,” the band explains. “While this may sound incredibly simplified, we really do just get together and play off of each others’ ideas, whether they were preconceived or pieced together in the moment.” The first Pet Fox record to not be self-produced, A Face In Your Life was made with Ethan Dussault at New Alliance Audio in Somerville, MA, and mixed by Seth Engel (Ratboys, NNAMDÏ, Mister Goblin).

An inspired collection of riffs that twists and turns into varying shapes throughout, Pet Fox never outstay their welcome in the half-an-hour of A Face In Your Life but do more than enough to make the kind of impression that leaves you wanting to journey back through the shadows, to unpick the little knots of the ideas they’re exploring here. It was brought to life by just three people in one room but it lends itself to something way beyond that; the never-ending search for coping mechanisms in the messiest of worlds.

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