Portland band Fox Medicine released their album, Procedures Mystiques, in November. This is a fashionably late review.
Fox Medicine’s music is punk but not like most punk. It’s kind of weird and fuzzy but I’m ok with that. They refer to their music as “bubblegum doom.”
The first song on the album, “Comfort Pony,” reminds me a little bit of The Runaways. If The Runaways and Sonic Youth did Ecstasy and then had a musical baby, it would be Fox Medicine. No one needs to do drugs – just listen to Fox Medicine and it will be enough of an adventure. Honestly, the song titles are the best thing that I’ve seen today. I’m kind of partial to “Orion’s Pointy Belt.”
Neezy Dynamite (guitar/vocals) met Vanny Keeps (drums/vocals) at a Melvins show. They began playing shows in late 2016.
I think I would like to listen to this album at a Hello Kitty store or a hipster shoe store. I could never buy an unworthy pair of boots if Fox Medicine is playing.