Copperfox... Fielding our questions
Published on July 24th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams
Portland duo Copperfox are readying the follow-up to their delightful, sleekly country-ish From the Den EP (below), so we fired some questions over to lead singer Lisa Garcia to find out a little bit more about the whole operation…
What’s the line-up of the band? How did you all meet, and how long has the band been going for?
Copperfox is actually a duo that consists of myself on vocals and Rory Mohon on guitar. For shows and recordings we’ve partnered with many different musicians around Portland but our producer Rian Lewis is always in there somewhere.
How would you describe your music, if pushed?
I would describe it as moody alt-country. The pedal steel guitar gives it a cry that’s akin to country but the rest of the music fits into an indie genre that skirts the line of doo-wop and rock which will be evident in our forthcoming release.
Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?
We are currently based in Portland which is a great city for musicians to find their sound as it is a very supportive community. As for recording, for demos and songwriting we primarily use Garage Band on our iPad. For the end product we record at our producer’s studio with a full band. We record as much live as possible so our music is always as authentic as possible.
Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?
We aren’t… yet! We are currently taking the DIY route and having a good time at it while learning the ins and outs of the industry.
Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)
This next album will be another EP and although it is still in the same vein as our first one it may come across as slightly different since we are still very much honing our sound. We love everything from soul to rock to country and everything in between and all of our future recordings will most likely reflect this.
Where can we hear your music online?
Copperfoxmusic.com and most every site that allows you to listen to music for free.
Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?
Since we are relatively new I’d say that every moment is exciting and rewarding because we are taking shape as we go along and we haven’t even come close to realizing our full potential yet. It’s also all exciting because playing music is what makes our souls sing, there is nothing else we’d rather do.
Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)
A few in the works but nothing definitive for the moment as we’re still nailing down dates. We do our best to keep the “Shows” section of our site up to date at all times, so listeners can check back often if they are interested.
Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?
We’ve got a few favorites, but right now I can’t stop listening to Blouse and our friends Sundaze. Both are based out of Portland and are testament to how diverse the music is here. With such a supportive community of musicians and fans here in Portland it can be hard to keep track of all the new up and coming bands here but these two definitely stand out.
Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?
We can both agree on that! It would definitely be Ryan Adams, Elvis, Neko Case, The Beatles and Stevie Nicks.
Lisa Garcia, thank you.