Best New Music New Music Reviews

Foamboy’s Upcoming Album ‘Eating Me Alive’ Is Already A Classic

  • February 24, 2024
  • 3 min read
Foamboy’s Upcoming Album ‘Eating Me Alive’ Is Already A Classic

We had the chance to listen to their upcoming album Eating Me Alive and you’re in for a treat. Foamboy, Portland’s own gem in the post-disco scene, is back with their sophomore album, dropping on March 8th, showcasing an evolution that’s both audible and ambitious. Their live performances have morphed into a grander spectacle, now boasting seven to eight musicians, complete with horn sections that inject a palpable sense of festivity into their shows. This album, aptly named “Eating Me Alive,” mirrors that grandiosity, expanding the band’s sonic landscape to create an experience that’s not just bigger, but deeper and more intricate.

Katy, one of the band’s voices, expresses immense satisfaction with the new direction. She contrasts this latest work with their debut, noting the former’s production amidst the isolation of the pandemic, which relied heavily on digital correspondence. “Eating Me Alive,” however, is a creature born out of the live music scene, enriched by the diverse and talented instrumentalists that have joined their ranks. Katy hints at a darker tone this time around, not just in sound but in substance, tackling the lifecycle of a tumultuous relationship, the personal journey of self-identification, and the challenges of navigating societal expectations, all while threading through the personal trials of grad school and finding solace in surrender.

Wil provides further insight, reflecting on the album’s comprehensive nature compared to the concise, almost snackable quality of their debut, “Where My Sober Daydream.” He speaks to the album’s narrative cohesion, how each track not only flows into the next but how they collectively weave a rich tapestry of emotional highs and lows, twists and turns, all while maintaining the band’s inherent groove. Yet, there’s a shadow cast over this album, a deliberate choice that brings a depth and complexity, likening it to a “moodier older brother” of their first effort. The full band’s involvement has steered the music closer to a contemporary reinterpretation of late 70s disco, rather than confining it to the electronic dance genre, offering a nod to the past while firmly planting its feet in the present.

The anticipation for foamboy’s record release show at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR, on March 16 is palpable. It promises not just a showcase of their latest work but a celebration of the band’s evolving identity, their embrace of a broader musical palette, and a deeper dive into the stories they wish to tell. “Eating Me Alive” is not just an album; it’s a statement, a journey, and a testament to the band’s growth and the collaborative spirit that has fueled their creativity. Check out “Not A Go” below:

Share Button
About Author

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.