David Dewese and Jerry James, the friends that make records as the Foxymorons, met at church camp when they were in high school. They discovered they had an affinity for noisy, primitive rock bands. Since they both played rudimentary guitar, they thought about starting a band. Eventually, the duo honed its chops and began writing and recording. Although they’d never played live, their debut album, Calcutta, got stellar reviews in Pitchfork and Paste. As soon as it was out, Dewese moved to Nashville to play in an alt-country band. James stayed in Texas. They’ve maintained a long-distance collaboration ever since. New LP Fake Yoga has elements drawn from country and pop music, including Beach Boys-flavored harmonies, but the album is dominated by their distorted, almost metallic guitar work. James and Dewese will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on them.
James: Laura Wilson is a Dallas resident and an acclaimed photographer who has spent a career documenting various aspects of the American West, including its high school football teams, artists, cowboys, ranchers, immigrants, border agents and dogfighters. (Incidentally, she also happens to be mother to sons who work in Hollywood.) It’s a strange world she captures, far outside the margins of the cultural mainstream. There is a new exhibition of her work at The Amon Carter Museum Of American Art in Fort Worth, which also happens to be just walking distance from my house. Her work is observant and curious and meditative and wonderful. You should see it. The exhibition is called That Day and runs through Feb. 14, 2016.
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