The wildly energetic Baltimore instrumental math-rock trio Oxes have been mostly inactive over the past few years, but back in the early ’00s, they were the shit in their hometown. You can still hear their influence in the wave of spazzy art-punk bands that’s continued coming out of the city. And now Oxes are returning with the new 12″ Bile Stbudy, their first release since 2005. Below, download “Crunchy Zest,” a track from that 12″.
Bile Stbudy is out 11/22 on Friends, and it’s limited to 500 copies. Meanwhile, Oxes also have a pair of shows coming up. They’ll play Baltimore’s G Spot on 11/5. And at the invitation of Les Savy Fav ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas fest, which goes down December 9-11 in Minehead, England. If you’ve never seen Oxes live before and you have a chance to see either show, go. They’re fun as hell live.
[Photo by Jen Mizgata]