Artvoice article from 10/1/97 Artvoice
Weekly Journal of Ideas
Volume 8 Issue 38
October 1-6, 1997
pg. 29

by Tara Cane

The off-the-wall, undefinable style and sound of Moxy Früvous returns to Buffalo for two shows to be recorded for a new live album. This Toronto based band began their unique musical career in 1992 with the release of a self-titled indie cassette that sat comfortably in the #1 slot on Canadian independent charts for almost a year. After the success of their first album they signed to Warner Music Canada and in 1993 released Bargainville, an album that went straight to platinum. Following the release, they toured sold-out theaters across Canada and earned a Juno nomination for Group of the Year. In 1994 they began touring throughout the U.S. and Europe building a dedicated following of fans affectionately known as "Früheads." Their second major album release, Wood, is deemed a "more intimate and personal record," with a variety of instrumental performances and four part vocals. As the demands of the Früheads grew, they released a short 10 song collection of satirical songs called The B Album. Although it's not considered their third album, you'll find many of their previous odd and humorous songs from past years. In March 1997, Moxy Früvous released You Will Go To The Moon described by critics as "a harmonious blend between instrumentation and vocals." This album combines a mixture of Middle Eastern rhythms, bluegrass twangs, and even some swing to make for a diverse musical package. From the beginning Moxy Früvous has always been trying to make a difference. Wearing their beliefs on their sleeves they have spoken and performed at numerous political rallies and each year in Toronto they hold a pro-choice benefit concert. The band has been touring the U.S. ans Canada extensively ad the Früvous machine stops right here in Buffalo for back-to-back performances at the Tralf. Their first show, Friday October 3, is an all ages show and on Saturday the 4th it is 21 and over. Their great stage presence ad amusing anecdotes are exciting and hard to resist. Don't miss your chance to be a part of their new live album.

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