'It would be tempting to describe 'Burnout' as consummate Americana, except that Ox are based in Sudbury, Canada, a technicality that doesn't so much preclude them from that category as make you think twice about what it really is. This seductively world-weary homage to life on the road is communal music that illuminates an idea without glorifying it.' John Sakamoto, Toronto Star 'Anti Hit List', Toronto, September 26th 2009 'Distance has always figured strongly in Ox's music. This is a place where people are always on the move, forever climbing into that beat-up old car and making a go of it. The band dips into a dark space- somewhere within the sad piano of the debut's 'Stolen Car'- but which here is given room on the trippy, hypnotic groan of 'Unknown Legend.' Ox sketches a scene of a long road through the night and an eight-track soundtrack of REO Speedwagon- hope out of reach but not out of mind in a world where the little things- the minute details- matter. And so, 'Burnout' finds Ox on the move, ducking and weaving but never giving up, always fighting through the night and heading for the promise of a new dawn somewhere just over the rise. Another masterful piece of work.' Eden Munro, Vue Weekly, Edmonton, November 19th 2009 'Ox's album "Burnout" is the perfect soundtrack- a blend of alt. Country, folk, psychedelic and the kitchen sink. Ox has crafted a brilliant new album.' Blogger, September 2009 'Strong indie tracks, a bit drowsy in it's delivery and as awkward as it is to say, a "vibe" to the album- you get a bit of Lo Fi indie alt country with the vocals of a Sea Change era Beck. 'Burnout' easily fits into the scene of college radio meets hype machine taste-makers with a DIY feel and lo-fi goodness. Fantastic, and on repeat over here.' You Crazy Dreamers, October 2009 'Very few records are crafted to accentuate the oranges and yellows that grab your eye when the first cold winds hit- and this one is perfectly tailored for those mornings when the sun just just can't warm you enough. Burnout is a record you absorb and fall in love with, not just listen to when the mood feels right. Stolen gear, hangovers, car accidents and the weight of not having a home- you can hear the exhaustion tucked into every line.' Herohill, September 30th 2009 Burnout is a lastingly entertaining outing, mainly due to the originality Ox manages to squeeze out of the somewhat battered and by now formulaic alt-country musical catechism. Their laconic and occasionally darkly humourous lyrical take on the often too-serious musical territory staked out by the likes of The Jayhawks puts them a cut above the rest of the pack. The soulfully idiosyncratic vocal harmonies and smouldering guitar work on the album is a pleasure to listen to and guarantees it's longevity.' Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine, London, October 2009 'Ox continues to offer up surprises. Despite healthy doses of psych and reverb, Burnout veers into the realm of slowcore with whisper-soft drums and feedback-inspired strings before cranking it's way back to mid-tempo bang and twang. This album sees the band's lineup at a studio-cramming high, but the album lives and dies on Mark Browning's crooked croon and inspired pop culture references. Burnout may only offer six new songs, but with material this good, you don't need any more.' Jason Lewis, FFWD Weekly, Calgary, Oct 15th 2009 'Burnout', the 3rd release from Ox, is a fantastic collection of tracks. Mark Browning's husky voice is perfectly suited to the band's acoustic focus- set alongside smooth guitar picking, it creates a wonderfully soulful sound. Check out this band- it's the perfect soundtrack for a midnight drive.' Eleni Armenakis, The Fulchrum, Ottawa, October 22nd 2009 'On their previous efforts Ox appeared to be a lighter version of Neil Young and a less clunky version of Crazy Horse. Here, the impression is of a lazy river meandering along on a sleepy afternoon with the band as dragonflies shimmering just above the surface. The drums crash and whisper, guitars are scrubbed and there are flashes and stabs of inspirat
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