They've been called the "Wu-Tang Clan equivalent of indie baroque-pop." They see things a little more simply.
PHOX describes themselves as six friends from the Wisconsin circus hamlet of Baraboo who eventually got a house together in Madison, Wis., and started making music.
They'll be performing at CSPS in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 15.
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PHOX's sound is unique among indie poppers, driven by Monica Martin’s unforgettable voice. The group got its break when they shared a demo reel with Bon Iver and The Fray recording engineer Brian Joseph that knocked his socks off. Joseph produced the band’s debut album at April Base Studios in Eau Claire. The release is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming against a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia and soul.