American Lo Fi
'Ox's follow-up to 'DUST BOWL REVIVAL' sees singer-songwriter Mark Browning gaining confidence as his elegant, breaking voice weaves through songs that unashamedly that the alt out of alt-country. An intimate and emotional record.*** ' RM, London Line, LONDON, UK 'Parched, weary, aching, and rough-eged Americana recalling Neil Young, Wilco, and Springsteen... Passionate and deliberately imperfect rock and roll evoking the desperation of the Dust Bowl, but never forgeting that a new start is as close as the nearest highway.' CMJ Weekly, NEW YORK, NY 'With a voice broken, weary and elegant, Vancouver songman Ox (aka mark browning) plys a sensitive but scuffed, delicate but twisted variant on the cracked alt-country thing... He is a significant talent. The remarkable debut is a collection of sunshine'n'sorrow-soaked songs to swell the heart and chafe the soul.' Ross Fortune, Time Out, LONDON, UK '****Ox, who did an evocative cover of cheap Trick's Surrender on the Loose compilation, are a 4-piece from Canada (their indie debut pushed Radiohead off the top of the college charts there). This lovely, skeletal follow-up feels more like a solo album- Mark Browning's clear, lonely voice given subtle if any, accompaniment. You'll hear echoes of Niel Young, Willie Nelson, and even Woody Guthrie.' MOJO, UK.