Cult math rock band OXES called it quits in 2011, leaving a legacy of albums, 7 inches, splits and countless stories. Like how both guitarists used to stand on huge black boxes when they play, so they could mimic the monolithic rock star trope even on the crappiest of stages. How they used wireless guitars so they could play and walk around pretty much anywhere. Seriously, they even used to leave the venue.
This was the weird and wonderful folklore of guitarists Marc Miller and Nat Fowler, and drummer Christopher Freeland. And its coming back in 2020.
Oxes will be releasing The Fourth Wall on November 27, 2020 via conceptual label Computer Students. The Fourth Wall is a deluxe double vinyl remastered by Sarah Register that commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the release of their first LP.
This special compilation album features the original self titled full-length and the group’s first Peel Session. That’s nearly 80 bloody minutes of tunes. To top it all off, there’s a dazzling booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and a full write-up on the band’s history, including the elusive Baltimore Rowdy Collective.
The collection will be available in a superb gatefold cover painted by Christopher Freelandand a imposing 12-page booklet, all housed in a spectacular, futuristic heat-sealed aluminum sleeve.
To get you reacquainted with Oxes, we’re hosting a fully remastered version of Oxes’ classic banger ‘Riki Creem Calls This One “Chivas Regal”’. Just a reminder, this killer is 20 years old.