Named "Best Up-And-Coming Band" - CBS
Peachy Keen, the new EP from Chicago genre-benders The Fox & the Hounds, is a screaming six-song odyssey through the satin-and-smoke-filled world of love, loss, betrayal, and revenge in which the band makes its home.
The Fox & The Hounds are touted as the area’s only Burlesque Rock and Roll band, whose live shows are subversively cathartic and soul-baringly one of a kind. They were made to love you. They may also want to kill you.
Long-time listeners of the band will hear something completely new on Peachy Keen. Fans will find heavily distorted guitars from Aidan Mouat and Mike Sviokla, coupled with the solid rock chops of bassist Jody Miller and drummer Tony Panico. The powerhouse foursome provides a thrilling backdrop for Lester and co-singers Katie Astrauskas and Kate Brassel. RaxTrax’s Noam Wallenberg (I Fight Dragons, Jennifer Hall, Cards Against Humanity) provided the production.
The Fox & the Hounds have never been afraid to try new things, never been afraid to make bold choices with their sound and stage show, or take a new direction with their artistic vision. And the hundreds of fans who have followed them out of the basement in Lakeview and into the streets of Chicago have been rewarded at every turn.
Peachy Keen is out now.
"Solid alternative sons here on Peachy Keen...production on 'em all is outstanding and the performances sparkle and pound with confidence."
"Some the most original music I have heard in quite some time. I hear hundreds of releases every year and its difficult to stand out. This band stands out with a unique blend of genres and fine musicianship."
- Muzik Reviews
"The Fox & The Hounds! Blasting out of the Chicago scene with a unique vibe and style separating the sea of stagnant monotony with a mingling mix of alternative rock and pop/jazz."
"Sex-fueled and high energy, Lester and her band create a massive wall of burlesque goodness."
- Local Loop