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Sunday, March 20 • 12:00am - 1:00am
Foxes in Fiction

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Since he was 15 and residing in the Toronto suburb of Oakville, Warren Hildebrand has been using the moniker Foxes in Fiction to represent the recordings he makes by himself. Now living in Toronto as a recent art-school dropout, the 21-year-old uses his apartment as his creative space and principle studio tool, crafting a unique style of deeply personal ambient-infused pop music using electronic and analog recording methods. Hildebrand's influences are diverse and far-reaching, including things like surrealist expressionism, suburban life, adolescence, Brian Eno recording techniques and the healing effect that Bradford Cox's music had on him in the months following the death of his 16 year-old brother Drew in 2008 and the debilitating mental breakdown that followed. In February of 2010, Hildebrand self-released his debut album, Swung From The Branches, for free through his self-run label Orchid Tapes to universal praise from fans and music critics alike. In the following months, he signed to Brooklyn's Moodgadget Records, who physically re-released the album with three new songs, eventually earning accolades from many notable blogs including Pitchfork Media. The album itself is composed of sprawling atmospheric landscapes and acute loop-based hazy pop songs that reflect on the life experiences and day-to-day events of Hildebrand's life. The Foxes in Fiction live show is a striking and intimate experience in which Hildebrand, using his voice, guitar and electronics, replicates elements of his lush pop songs through tapestries of meditative soundscapes, looping techniques and highly humanized ambient electronica. These days, Hildebrand is keeping himself busy by running Orchid Tapes, releasing several collections of Foxes in Fiction songs through his blogs and performing in New York City. One thing is certain - the future looks bright for Warren. Presently, he is working on several new EPs and another full-length Foxes in Fiction album, which will tentatively be released later this year.
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Foxes in Fiction

Since he was 15 and residing in the Toronto suburb of Oakville, Warren Hildebrand has been using the moniker Foxes in Fiction to represent the recordings he makes by himself. Now living in Toronto as a recent art-school dropout, the 21-year-old uses his apartment as his creative space... Read More →


Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
The Parish Underground 214 E 6th St

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