Foxtide is what happens when jazz kids grow up at the epicenter of a West Coast house show renaissance. With roots grasping to their jazz backgrounds and garage rock muses, and branches that unavoidably grow toward San Diego’s raw coastal sound, Foxtide is a chemical cataclysm of many movements – but still, remain entirely themselves.
Their new single “Hold On” is one that’s been teased for a minute now. If you’re one of the undyingly loyal fans who’s been surfing their live circuit, you’ve already heard it. Foxtide has always given that gift to their tried-and-true listeners, letting them in on the secret before it’s out and building momentum from the inside. “Hold On” gives us pavement-pounding riffs, intense plunges of bass, and crushing percussion. More than anything though, it gives you a starkly blunt, unforgettably rebellious vocal from lead singer Elijah Gibbins Croft.
Rather than forgetting about the backyard crowds that built them, Foxtide is making fans a critical part of their ever-evolving story and vision. “Hold On” sounds like an echo from the garage this band grew up jamming in, laced with newfound fire and fury to make you listen.