For Your Health & Foxtails perform on Ultra Deluxe New York release show, other dates separately
For your health (whose Despite is one of the best post-hardcore albums of the year) recently announced a tour with their teammates Hazing Over (fka Shin Guard), which unfortunately isn’t scheduled in NYC, but FYH just added a show happening here before the start of this tour. They will open for the locals Ultra-Deluxe in Ridgewood, Queens’ Bar Freda (801 Seneca Ave) on August 28, and Bill also includes the Connecticut screamo / art punk band Foxtail, Indie / emo band from Queens Don’t fear ourselves alone, and NJ industrial act radxbent. Tickets are on sale now.
The show is a release show for the new Ultra Deluxe LP A call to arms, which looks like a chiptune-infused metalcore / screamo album in the lineage of bands like HORSE the Band and Genghis Tron. It’s pretty wild, and you can hear it for yourself below.
Foxtails, who released the very good querida hija in 2019, also upcoming shows in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. It was one of the last bands I saw before the pandemic, and this is what I wrote at the time:
Like their great album 2019 querida hija, their live set breaks down the boundaries between genres and is impossible to categorize. Bassist / singer Megan Cadena-Fernandez has a huge stage presence and hops between dreamy, sung vocals and throat-ripening screams, and the band was like the screamo version of the 1980s Sonic Youth art scene. together felt like he could fall apart anytime (in the best way), but he never did. And screamo sometimes has a reputation for being too serious but Foxtails was rightfully funny on stage. Megan and drummer Michael Larocca had jokes as entertaining as the music itself (including a running joke about playing the “Big Apple”).
Listen to music from the five bands on the Ridgewood show below …
For Your Health – 2021 Tour Dates
8/21 – Columbus, OH @ Donatos Pizza w / En Love, fallfityfeet, Rejoice, Life of Crime
08/28 – Ridgewood, NY @ Bar Freda with Ultra Deluxe, Foxtails, Fear Not Ourselves Alone, radxbent
9/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project *
1/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall Locker Room *
10/2 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade with snags, fragile body *
10/3 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs *
10/4 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary *
10/6 – Nashville, TN @ The End *
7/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at the masquerade with the Callous Daoboys *
10/8 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club with The Callous Daoboys *
10/9 – Washington, DC @ The Pocket w / Your Spirit Dies *
* – with Hazing Plus
Foxtails – Tour Dates 2021
08/20 – Fall River, MA @ Post w / Hysteria, Panzer Chocolate, Passion Lay, Friendship
08/28 – Ridgewood, NY @ Bar Freda with Ultra Deluxe, for your health don’t fear ourselves alone, radxbent
11/9 – State College, PA @ location to be determined with Fragment of Joy, Splundr, Kissies