The month of April saw the third release by the rock band Foxy Shazam on Sire Records. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) and John Feldmann (Goldfinger) the album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at #151, a high for this new band.
The one thing Foxy Shazam does is have fun performing and they radiate that fun through their music. The lead-off song "Bomb's Away" is a great rocker with everything thrown in. You gets fast paced drumming, searing guitar solos, horns, catchy chorus, screaming and a piano solo to finish it off all within three minutes. The album just grows on that success. The vocals of "Wanna-Be Angel" are too hard to resist singing along. Lead singer Eric Sean Nally has been compared to the legendary Freddie Mercury and the band Foxy Shazam to the great Queen because of their grand sound. The single "Unstoppable" is a sports-fan dream anthem, the song premiered during Super Bowl XLIV. The band shows their versatility on the hip-hop beats of "Connect" and the moulin rouge sounding "The Only Way To My Heart..." The energetic "Killin' It" and piano driven "Evil Thoughts" finish the album with a promising future for this American band.
Foxy Shazam will be performing at this year's Lollapalooza as well as the Leeds Festival and Reading Festival in August. Visit the band's website (foxyshazam.com) for song samples, videos and tour dates.