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OXES | The Fourth Wall

Cult math-rock band OXES is premiering today "The Fourth Wall" in its entirety via Mowno.com. "The Fourth Wall" is a 20-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2000 self-titled album packaged with their long-shelved first Peel Session, presented for the first time in its original high fidelity. The album is set to be released officially on November 27, 2020.

OXES, (1998-2011) was an experimental, instrumental trio hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, comprising of guitarists Marc Miller and Nat Fowler, and drummer Christopher Freeland. With performance-art tinged of instrumentals that incorporated wireless guitars and stand-up comedy, they describe their music as "heavy metal tone poems."

Now they commemorate the 20-year anniversary of their first LP with a gatefold double vinyl remastered by Sarah Register. The new release The Fourth Wall features the original self titled album and the group's first Peel Session which was previously unavailable in high fidelity as well as a booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and texts about their history. The cover, which was painted by Christopher Freeland, reinterprets OXES' original cover photograph by Eric Wareheim.

With cosmic synchronicity, the band's guitarists being born on the birth and death days of Jimi Hendrix respectively, they immanentize the eschaton this year; on the day of the record's release, as the number 42 presents itself as the age of guitarist Marc Miller and the year in which Hendrix was born.

The collection will be available on double vinyl in a superb gatefold cover with a matte finish and a 12-page booklet, all housed in a futuristic heat-sealed aluminum sleeve.



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