“Tallest Dogwood” by Foyer Red

"Tallest Dogwood" by Foyer Red is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The band's brand new single is now out via Carpark Records
"Tallest Dogwood" by Foyer Red is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Last May, Foyer Red released their debut album Yarn the Hours Away via Carpark. The band have been since the album’s arrival, playing shows with Deeper, Cola, Empath, Babehoven, Why Bonnie, Peaer, Momma and Mamalarky and more.

Today,Foyer Red are sharing two new singles, “Tallest Dogwood” and “Barkin’ Up A Knot,” the track arrives ahead of a run of dates with label mates Speedy Ortiz.

“Tallest Dogwood” comes from the Yarn the Hours Away sessions, and shares a sonic kinship with the band’s debut, settling into a driving groove before clattering in a wholly unexpected direction, before finding its why back to center.

“This song is an outtake from Yarn the Hours Away,” Elana Riordan explains. “Our album art actually has a drawing of “milk on a spoon” from a lyric in the song. The lyrics are an ode to my childhood home and a lot of the memories that stick out from growing up there, like, my brother swallowing a penny, my dad playing guitar on the porch during thunderstorms, etc. My dad planted a dogwood tree there for each of his children and mine grew the tallest.”

“Barkin’ Up a Knot” is an older song, but the gentle treatment the band gives it represents an intriguing new direction for Foyer Red.

“This song is a special one from the Foyer Red vault,” says Riordan. “We self-recorded it at home. Mitch plays banjo in the song and drums with brushes, a very different sound for us. The lyrics are loosely based on Greek mythology; it’s Persephone’s monologue to Hades who has kept her in the Underworld. I originally wrote the lyrics as a B-side to ‘Pickles’ which is about pressure, combustion, dryness, rust. This song juxtaposes that with cool water, cerulean, growth, and starlight.”

Foyer Red 2023 Tour Dates

Dec-14 – Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power
Dec-15 – Providence, RI @ Union Station Brewery
Dec-16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Dec-31 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy

Order by Tallest Dogwood/Barkin Up A Knot by Foyer Red HERE


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