No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Noxious Foxes: Légs 

click to enlarge 1185922.jpg

Some sub-styles of rock are just limited by their own conventions (like any music with a "-core" tacked on). Enter Brooklyn-based Noxious Foxes and their sophomore effort Légs. It revels in the limitations of math rock, particularly because it does the work of four to five players with only two. Any rock duo has to use cold, calculating technology to sound like a bigger band; it might as well be math rock. Justin Talbott (guitars and keys) stacks looped textures over Richard Levengood's drumwork like an expert bricklayer on coke. Talbott is all sharp edges and clean work, his sounds becoming more kinetically pregnant with each measure. Levengood is along for the ride, but with his own frenetic insanity. It's like he's getting paid a dollar a hit. Across nine tracks, the two of them take us from sadness to panic to panicky sadness with a surplus of punny track titles. They're not interested in making the changes smooth or the melodies legato. This album is a never-ending, unpredictable jazz breakdown programmed by voiceless, funky androids. It's actually pretty okay, a curio for most and a sloppy hummer with plenty of eye contact for the genre's devoted.

Tags:

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

More by Adam Villela Coronado

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation