As a band now just over a year old, we’ve gotten better at a few things. Things like playing harmonica, like planning tours with a few days off, like packing all of our gear into the trunk of a Chevy Impala. But the thing we still need practice at? Staying put. It’s been about a month now since we finally unpacked our bags, set up our guitar stands, and moved in to our respective rooms in Austin. This in fact marks the first time that we’ve been in the same city and not been living in the same house/tent. We don’t hate it.
Jenner has been making his own yogurt, and has already joined not one, but two men’s soccer leagues. Raph just started driving for Uber and Lyft, and you’ll find him most mornings furiously dustbustering dog hair from the backseat of his car. We finally competed in a Spikeball tournament, where we were told our performance was “legit,” considering it was the first time we’d seriously competed. We took the opportunity to wear Odell Fox tee shirts as our team jerseys, and can confirm they are very soft. You can now buy a shirt in our own online store, here. (Game-worn shirts available by request only.)
Music remains the harmonious glue that binds our now blissfully independent lives together. We look forward to our scheduled thrice-weekly rehearsals, followed by a home-cooked meal or, more often than not, the most convenient taco. The opportunity and energy of the scene in Austin is so exciting to us, and it seems Austin is excited to have us as well. We’ll be hitting the road again soon, but in the meantime, it’s good to be home. We’ve got a few more shows in town as part an April residency at our new favorite venue, Teller’s, on 7th and Trinity, so if you’re a new fan and neighbor, come say hi.
Raph and Jenner
Odell Fox Recommends...
Promised Land EP. Our own Lauren Tronick recorded four of her rich, poignant, soulful original songs while she was home in LA. We were fortunate enough to get to hang with her in the studio on one of her final editing days, and her drive for perfection and ear for detail reminded us how lucky we are to have her on our team. Please take a listen to this beautiful and vulnerable debut release, and share it! Find it here.
Having a songwriter as a roommate. He’ll most likely be home all day, and in order to procrastinate actually writing a song, will clean the house, run any errand you want, and will make yogurt.
Taquitos Michoacanos. Raph’s parents visited Austin for the first time last week, and engaged in a blistering and thorough tour of the best taquerias the city has to offer. This tiny late-night stand, walking distance from Raph’s South Austin home, came out as the clear favorite. Tacos al pastor with a real wow factor. Check them out if you can.
And before we go...
Here's a video of Peter's Song, filmed at Song & Surf Music Festival in Port Renfrew, BC by Kendall Rock (kendall-rock.com). Sound engineered and mixed by the inimitable Hugh Mackie.