Southbound

by Ethan Fogus

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    "hits the shuffling melody sweet spot [ . . . ] poignant well-crafted " - The Daily Country
    "His latest is rollicking and ready for a bar near you." - Twangville
    "brash, smart songwriting, the kind that ably offers what most good music does: a promise of escape." - Immersive Atlanta
    "Fogus' elegant voice is a standout. He's an accomplished songwriter and great storyteller" - Music and Riots
    “Southbound is a fabulous step forward for this talented songwriter [ . . . ] he’s produced a record that’s diverse, intriguing and very good indeed” - For The Rabbits
    "Awesome [ . . .] the song shimmers" - Vents Magazine.

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"hits the shuffling melody sweet spot [ . . . ] poignant well-crafted " - The Daily Country

"somewhere between Dylan and the Replacements or The Trouble with Sweeney and Uncle Tupelo. His latest is rollicking and ready for a bar near you." - Twangville

"The obvious touchstone here is Springsteen, who built his legacy crafting indelible blue-collar screeds, but the stormy energy is equally suggestive of the scruffy anti-pop of the Replacements. In any case, it’s brash, smart songwriting, the kind that ably offers what most good music does: a promise of escape." - Immersive Atlanta

Ethan Fogus will release a new record on October 14th 2016. The follow-up to 2013's A Door Swings Back will be a change of pace for the songwriter. Gone are the whimsical instrumentation and abstract lyrics from his previous records. “I wanted to make a record that you could listen to at a party—like something you could put on around your friends and it wouldn’t bum everyone out.”

Southbound, sounds like the E Street Band fronted by Conor Oberst. Recorded live by Damon Moon (Ben Trickey, Small Houses, Sydney Eloise and The Palms) at The Cottage in East Atlanta during whirlwind sessions that Moon said were "so good that they gave me chills." With the help of seasoned players—Brandon Belcher (Dojo Collective) Matthew Pendrick (Cicada Rhythm, Slow Parade), Paul Stevens (Grand Vapids), and Ben Davidow, (Buzzards of Fuzz, Gas Hound). "Without the help of my friends, this would be a completely different record."

“Southbound is really different from my past records. Before it was me in a room for hours perfecting each note. Southbound, though, was recorded live and there’s less emphasis on perfectionism, and more dancing between sleek polish and ragged anthems. These songs have some of my best songwriting ever.”

Look for Southbound on October 14th available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp.

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Track Name: Bloodoath
I slip through your security gates
and I knock on the door in front of your place
until you come and open the door
and the red wine is uncorked.

And I slip off your wedding ring
it don't mean anything.

But lets leave this room
I will do anything you ask.

And listen out from the balcony
to the carnival of car alarms and taxis
and watch as the horizons shiver
as the skyline in Atlanta

is lit with police sirens
that violate the darkness

but lets leave this room
I'll do anything you ask.

Let the living room fill with silence
let the needle drag its starless canals

and if you leave your cornsilk dress on the floor
if you scream my name in the shower,

then take a knife, and mark our names
with this bloodoath,
let us fold into the flesh
of a song.