Flickering between clarity and abstraction, Chicago's Faux Furrs tune into colorful dimensions of their world. Playing basement shows and large stages alike, the group has evolved over the past few years into a particularly unfettered organism.
A natural mixture of gentle and biting guitars laid across spacious synthesizers are set on course with tight rhythm and smoothed out by luscious vocal harmony. Extending from rock roots to neo-psychedelia Faux Furrs paints a sprawling sonic mural, where earth-toned bedrock pulsates with rippling neon outlines.
From an upbringing in the simple garage-flavored psyche of Chicago's indie scene, the band has continued to venture to further reaches of musical expression.
Led by Deffet's songwriting they build their shimmering vessel in which to traverse the rolling waves of the sonic sea.
Faux Furrs are Lena Rush, Ryan Nolen, Chris Day, Nick Kabat, and Ryan Deffet.
The group's last physical release was in late 2018 with their EP Canopy, released by Dumpster Tapes (Cut Worms, Cafe Racer, Bunny).
They have made ventures on the road to tour and play mid-tier festivals like SXSW, DZ fest, and Postock (curated by Ohmme), and have shared bills with larger touring acts, such as Deep Sea Diver, Sugar Candy Mountain, No Vacation, Okey Dokey, Dreamgirl, and Saint Pé among others.
Now, in the trying times of this global pandemic, Faux Furrs are working on a new full length release for 2021, set to be their most honest and explorative piece yet.