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June 11th, 2006 at 05:03pm
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About Fenix TX:
Houston, we have a problem. It looks like FenixTX is breaking wide open... again! Fenix tx (formerly known as Riverfenix) came together on the north side of Houston in the balmy southern autumn of 1995. In search of a life bigger and better than a job at the local Gunspoint Mall, and being -- quite frankly -- bored out of their minds, the original three members decided to avoid the path that so many of their ghetto neighbors had followed. Leaving a life on the stoop behind, they picked up instruments and started a band. The droves of girls that followed were just a perk.

That audience continued to grow when FenixTX moved their operation to sunny San Diego, where they drew the attention of manager Mark Hoppus and the Tahoe Agency, who began booking FenixTX on large tours across America and Canada playing with such acts as Blink 182, Unwritten Law, Buck-o-Nine, Reel Big Fish, and even one memorable show with 80's icons Duran Duran.

With the single "Speechless" in full rotation on L.A.'s KROQ, FenixTX merged their association with indie label Drive Thru Records together with MCA, subsequently remixed and rereleased their first album along with two new previously unreleased songs. Most of the record was produced, engineered and mixed by Jim Barnes, with most tracks on the Drive-Thru/MCA Records re-release remixed by Jerry Finn (Blink-182, Green Day). Ryan Greene (NOFX, Lagwagon) also recorded and mixed two new songs, "Flight 601 (All I've Got Is Time)" and "Surf Song." With a "new" album came a new name. Looking to leave behind the clean and drug-free image of their former namesake, and also to avoid a lawsuit with the mother of the real River Phoenix, Riverfenix became FenixTX, paying homage to the state that spawned them.

The re-released album, now simply titled FenixTX, covers a lot of bases. From the opening chords of "Speechless" to the album's glorious cock rock guitar solo played by guest axe-man Ro Sahebi, FenixTX is the musical equivalent of the Texas chainsaw massacre, only slightly less bloody and a lot more fun. The band sings about normal things from everyday life, including multiple stomach-pumpings at the E.R. ("Apple Pie Cowboy Toothpaste"Wink, assassinations ("Minimum Wage"Wink, and wasting your girlfriend's step-father with a Louisville Slugger ("G.B.O.H."Wink.

Five years later... FenixTX returned with LECHUZA, the band's long-awaited sophomore release five years later. With LECHUZA, the band returned this time with a harder-hitting, heavier sound that is sure to surprise anyone who thought they had the band pegged. Tracks like "Threesome" and "Abbazabba," already live show favorites, vault the band past their earlier pop-punk acclaim into the arena of true rock and roll glory. Still, anyone who loved the band's trademark glibness need not fear. Tracks like "Phoebe Cates," an ode to the goddess of Fast Times at Ridgemont High will definitely please long-time fans who love the band's sense of bawdy humor (or else just make Ms. Cates angry enough to threaten a lawsuit).

"Every band is doing almost the same exact thing as every other band these days, I think our whole goal is every time we put something out, it's going to be different from what we did before, It's just more interesting that way," explains Damon Delapaz.

This time around, the band itself has undergone some changes, with former guitarist Damon moving from the front line to a position on drums (don't worry, Damon has years of experience on the kit and recently filled in for blink-182 drummer Travis Barker when the latter suffered an injury mid-tour). Rounding out the band are stalwart original members vocalist/guitarist Willie Salazar and bassist Adam Lewis (who lends his vocal stylings to the record, for the first time, as well). Whatever the formula behind the music, FenixTX are undeniably more than what appears on the surface. The question is, if you find yourself some night walking alone along a dark, deserted street, with nothing to keep you company but the FenixTX song you have stuck in your head - will you have you courage enough to brave the horror that may come your way if you dare to whistle along....? Bio excerpted from MCArecords.com and Sing365.com

Basically, they are a sweet punk-pop band who isn't all that well known. Anyone like them?
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:12pm
i love their song "all my fault" Smile
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:14pm
chump:
i love their song "all my fault" Smile


Me too. Do you have any of their albums?
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:14pm
no Crying or Very sad but i wanna buy one Very Happy
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:16pm
chump:
no Crying or Very sad but i wanna buy one Very Happy


May I suggest "Lechuza" or the Live album
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:18pm
havent ever heard of them.
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June 11th, 2006 at 06:21pm
whitluvsgreenday:
havent ever heard of them.


shame
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June 11th, 2006 at 07:20pm
Valkyrie_Missile:
May I suggest "Lechuza" or the Live album


ok Smile
you saw them live?
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June 11th, 2006 at 07:34pm
Their first name Riverfenix did have a realtion to River Phoenix the late actor?
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June 11th, 2006 at 07:48pm
mollybob:
Their first name Riverfenix did have a realtion to River Phoenix the late actor?



possibly. Was River Phoenix Joaquin's brother?
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June 11th, 2006 at 07:56pm
Valkyrie_Missile:
mollybob:
Their first name Riverfenix did have a realtion to River Phoenix the late actor?



possibly. Was River Phoenix Joaquin's brother?
Older brother, yes.
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June 11th, 2006 at 08:00pm
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Valkyrie_Missile:
mollybob:
Their first name Riverfenix did have a realtion to River Phoenix the late actor?



possibly. Was River Phoenix Joaquin's brother?
Older brother, yes.


I thought so.
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June 12th, 2006 at 11:24am
Lechuza is a great album. Cool
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June 12th, 2006 at 12:55pm
ive been listening to tearjerker alot lately. amazing song.
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