8/24/99: Toronto.Com 8/24/99

Thornhill review

Moxy Früvous has been mixing politics, humour and harmonizing pop for almost 10 years now, a near-decade summed up by the 1998 live album Live Noise. Over that time, the efforts of David Matheson, Mike Ford, Jian Ghomeshi and Murray Foster have been met with cult-like success in parts of the U.S., but waxing-and-waning interest in Canada.

Now the band releases Thornhill, their first studio album since 1997's You Will Go To The Moon, on Aug. 24. The album is produced by Don Dixon, who has worked with REM and Matthew Sweet. Judging by some of Thornhill's lyrics ("Downsizing," "Independence Day," "My Poor Generation"), the band hasn't abandoned social conscience in its pop.

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