What are your names?
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the band’s name?
There’s a saying “crazy like a fox.” Foxes appear foolish or strange in nature, but are actually very clever. There’s always a method to their madness. I thought, well, there HAS to be at least one dumb fox, right? He just does the dumbest stuff imaginable, but because he looks like just any old fox, no one believes he could possibly be so stupid. I feel like I am that fox. People are surprised at how stupid I can be sometimes.
And I know that the name Dumbfox sounds like “dumbf***s.” Total accident. Did not intend for that at all.
What is your genre of music?
Definitely rooted in pop-punk, but I like to experiment with different styles.
Give us a little bio about you.Born and raised in Savannah, Ga, I’ve always had a passion for creativity. I now live in Asheville, NC with my lovely wife and kid.
What made you go into music?
I’ve always had a passion for writing and creating, but it wasn’t until quarantine I finally had the urge to start trying. Once I got that itch, I’ve never stopped scratching and now it’s my favorite obsession.
Who are your influences?
blink-182, Bo Burnham, Weezer, STRFKR
Are you signed?
No, but I’m looking! So if you know anyone… I’m available.
You released your new EP ‘Trying Some Stuff’, tell us more about the EP.
“Trying Some Stuff” is quite literally all about going for it. I didn’t have a plan, I didn’t have musical training. I just knew I wanted to make music. If you have a goal, but don’t know what you’re doing, you need to experiment. There are no wrong answers until you begin to find what works for you and what doesn’t. It’s all about trying some stuff and seeing what happens, like flirting with someone you really like and respect, but don’t know all too well.
Describe each track in two words.
1. “I’m In Love With a Girl”Love Dream
2. “Ferris Bueller”Envious Admiration
3. “Prissy”Good Dog
4. “Why Now”Insecure, Pride
5. “By the Pool”Attraction Silliness
6. “Lost Cause”Self Doubt
7. “Brand New (Demo)Dead-end Job
Who did you work with on the EP?
Harrison Simons, Blake Turner, and Chidi Azuh. All talented guys with a real ear for music.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I would say that the writing is more procedural and constantly edited and polished while recording would be more fun and experimental. Once I have the words, the challenge is deciding how they should be heard. It is especially tough because I know so little about how to actually write music, but fortunately I’m blessed with friends who can articulate the sounds I describe.
Will we see a music video for any of the tracks?
Hopefully! I have a lot of ideas but timing is an issue. It’ll likely be animated.
What else can we expect in 2022?
I’ll be releasing at least 4-5 singles over the course of the year while also working to create more content on my social media whether it be short stories and essays, sketch comedy, art pieces, music videos, etc. I’m going to make a lot of cool stuff!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Working on a movie or tv set while working on music in between.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“So tell me that I’m not a rapper. Tell Rudolph he can’t pull sleighs.Tell Pluto it’s not a planet, and he’ll probably keep spinning in the same old way.” – Watsky, “Fireworks” (Cardboard Castles)
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Phone, charger, wallet, keys, and water