Idiosyncrasy can often be the lifeblood or the death knell for musicians in the digital era. Without a familiar sonic foundation to build upon, artists can feel foreign and jarring; without innovation, stale and derivative. Since their inception in 2017, Fox Lake has spent 5 years cautiously walking the line between these two polarities, pulling inspiration from dozens of unique sources in order to create something both familiar and singular. Evoking the attitude and visuals of 90’s boom-bap hip hop, the aggression of beatdown hardcore, the intentional song structures of pop, and the earworm catchiness of modern metalcore, the band has found a way to be equal parts Rage Against the Machine and Slipknot, Hatebreed and the Beastie Boys. While their tone and delivery tentatively approach tongue-in-cheek, the execution is undeniably deliberate.
Following the release of their debut album Silence & Violence in October of 2020, Fox Lake have organically fostered a rabidly engaged following on social media, more than one million plays and over 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, over 200,000 views on YouTube, and have played multiple concerts across the country. They have collaborated with veteran artists like Gideon, Paleface, and Cane Hill, performed at multiple festivals, toured with domestic and international acts, and remain relentlessly primed to continue accumulating accolades for years to come.