For their biggest NYC show to date, Voxtrot stormed NYC's Webster Hall to work their way through an energetic set that pulled songs from all three EPs, their recently released full-length album, and a new track that somehow managed to mash their personalized pop soundings with 80s hair metal. While songs like "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, and Wives", "Kid Gloves", "Steven", and "Biggest Fan" reached for the lofty heights (courtesy of a string quartet) they always seemed destined for, it was "The Start of Something" that stuck out in the bunch. I guess that is what happens when a gang of goofballs (ok, Au Revoir Simone, Favorite Sons, and others) rush the stage at once. We were definitely a little jealous we couldn't bounce around on stage with them. But we did get to freak out a little bit way up in the balconies. - David Pitz
With one foot in the library and the other on the dancefloor, Voxtrot combine classic 60's pop with the heady, subversive sounds of 80's Britain and still come out ahead of their time. Originally conceived as an outlet for vocalist Ramesh Srivastava to record a handful of songs he had written, it soon became apparent that Voxtrot was meant to be more than a home recording project.
So, when Srivastava took a break from his English Lit studies in Scotland, he recruited Jared Van Fleet (guitar/keyboard), Matt Simon (drums), Mitch Calvert (guitar), and Jason Chronis (bass) to join his project. Born of animated indie pop that easily receives comparisons to Belle and Sebastian and similar European groups, Voxtrot came to be stateside, in Austin Texas. Garnering considerable buzz from bloggers as well as high-profile magazines before even releasing a full-length, Voxtrot signed with Playlouder, an imprint of The Beggars Group. In addition to their self-titled LP that was released this past May, the band has released a series of EPs - Raised by Wolves and Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives - on their own label, Cult Hero.