We’re very pleased to be realeasing this debut album by Roxy Epoxy And The Rebound. Entitled “Band Aids On Bullet Holes”, it’s out this week on CD, LP and download.
Often associated with such fierce and striking artists as Karen O, Siouxsie Sioux, and Chrissie Hynde, Roxy Epoxy made a lasting impact on the punk and indie community in her former band, The Epoxies. Now, freshly rejuvenated and ready to tackle the music industry with both fists and a great set of pipes, Roxy embarks on the next chapter of her musical career with her newly-minted band Roxy Epoxy And The Rebound. “I think The Rebound are a bit more introspective than The Epoxies,” explains Roxy. “The music is more intricate and is a bit more rock than pop. When the Epoxies broke up, I had a ton of material at different states of completion and finally had the time to dig into it. I had wanted to head in a slightly different direction for a while. This is the result.”
This result is a dynamic album of punkified New Wave and synth-infused rock that stomps when it should skip and gallops when it should sway. The herky-jerky pop Banshee-esque goodness of “New Way” hearkens the early anarchic days of the London Underground, while the thrusting and velvet-texture of “I Know I Know” adds atmosphere and drenches it with drama. The melodic infectiousness of “Dependence Leads Your Fortune” is a propulsive and explosive stunner with meandering keyboards and swirling guitars, punctuated with Roxy’s extremely distinctive vocals. “I think I am most proud of ‘Dependence Leads Your Fortune’,” she says. “I just feel it’s the strongest song I’ve written so far… I’ve only been writing and performing music since late 2000,”.
Formed in 2000 in Portland, OR, Roxy’s former band The Epoxies burst on the scene with a handful of 7” singles and albums on influential Pacific Northwest labels such as Dirtnap and Fat Wreck Chords before releasing their final EP My New World on Metropolis. Feeling the need to feed her hunger to create even more music, Roxy Epoxy began writing after the band’s break-up. The resulting album Band-Aids on Bullet Holes isn’t a solo record as it is the genesis of her next band. “I’m still using the name Roxy Epoxy, sure, but this wouldn’t have progressed this far without the people I’ve had the pleasure of working with,” she explains. “It started out as a solo project as Drat [guitarist and co-writer of the album] and I wrote in his living room. It was based on many songs I had written during The Epoxies. But, when you add more people, the whole thing broadens. I like to have outside input.”
There’s also a single “New Way” taken from the album featuring an exclusive B-side “Parasite”. Available as a white vinyl 7” and download, it’s released on 27th April but is available for pre-order now.