The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die (photo: Lorisa Salvatin)
St. Louis-based Foxing stole this show on Tuesday night at The Rickshaw Stop on the strength of their back catalogue (including ripping songs like “The Medic” and “Rory”) and newly released LP Dealer. Lead singer Conor Murphy has a truly remarkable voice and easily moves between emo croons, yelps, and technically challenging screams. Plus the band is tight too, crafting songs that feel slightly different than what everyone else is doing. The World Is… were a bit of a letdown. Musically they sounded great, but the singing just wasn’t quite on key throughout the night. Enough that it actually took away from the My Morning Jacket meets post-emo meets Godspeed! You Black Emperor experience.