November Foxtrot Whiskey
November Foxtrot Whiskey has been an ever changing ensemble of musicians since 1997. Fronted by Aaron Lepley, the band has included members from Alva, Chocolate USA, and Home, amongst many others. Members on the debut album consisted of Aaron, Dylan Bell, Jeff Beyer, Damon Daugherty, Sean Daugherty, and Liza Wakeman NFW has been featured at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. NFW's self-titled, self-released first album has garnished rave reviews from every periodical willing to lend an ear, including an A&R nod from CMJ, and a grade 'A' from the St. Pete Times ('It makes the listener ask questions, the loudest being: Why aren't these guys signed yet?' 10/15/99). The second album, Rebecca, has received as much fanfare, if not more, in it's thus far limited release. Both albums are in rotation on stations like WVFS in New York City, WMNF in Tampa, Florida, and WJBX in Fort Myers, Florida. From Ink 19: November Foxtrot Whiskey November Foxtrot Whiskey EP Dean Street Music The debut work from Tampa locals November Foxtrot Whiskey (military spelling for NFW -- No F***ing Way), while nothing especially ground-breaking, is organic, honest and entertaining, all the while sounding quite polished, considering the recording was done on a four-track. 'In the Morning,' a duet featuring Liza Wakeman and Aaron Lepley, stands out as easily the album's best track, with an arrangement delicately balanced around harmonica and flute parts, which are often lost in the live mix (as is Ms. Wakeman's violin). The EP's one shortcoming is 'Mary,' the foundation of which is the fluidity of the violin solo, which unfortunately is unable to save it from sounding astoundingly like one of those ever-profound Evan Dando/Lemonheads creations. It's one of two anomalies in this conciliatory body of harmony and confluence. The other is 'Waltz of The Ankle Biter,' a fun diversion best described as sounding like an animation-ready Alva outtake. --Eileen M. Cannaday From The Austin Chronicle: Picks-N-Sleepers (SXSW Music Festival) NOVEMBER FOXTROT WHISKEY: A quintet from Tampa, Florida, November Foxtrot Whiskey has just released it's debut CD on Dean Street Music. Their music, a strange amalgamation of skronky jams, quiet interludes, and rootsy country folk, shows traces of early Camper Van Beethoven mixed with Tom Waits and a dollop of Simpsons. (Buffalo Club Patio, 11pm) -- Jim Caligiuri From The USF Oracle: Playing Out: Live picks of the Week HIM with November Foxtrot Whiskey and Michael Furey Monday 9 p.m. The Orpheum, Ybor City $6 November Foxtrot Whiskey is one of the best indie rock bands in the Bay area, and this show would be worth the trip to Ybor for them alone, but the excellent HIM and angry Mr. Michael Furey are also playing, so you just can't miss this one, college rock fans.