Philip Foxman more than delivers on his second solo CD entitled 'Up Antenna'. Combining classic pop-songwriting with gritty electronic overtones /grooves, driving acoustic and electric guitars, tempered with violins, mandolins. Resulting in a heartfelt sophisticated-pop-sound that brings to mind the likes of David Gray, Richard Ashcroft, Sheryl Crow and shades of current U2. Foxman's story telling abilities are well showcased here with his socially incisive and poignant lyrics. Sung in an earthy-vulnerable manner, which can't help but capture and involve the listener. The quixotic blend of violins/mandolins and hip-hop grooves on ' Bad Day' guides the listener almost voyeuristically into the life of an Internet dating, medicated, single 30's something women who 'just can't get off her love lost self destructive treadmill'. While, the moody acoustic guitar driven 'Until it's gone ' comes across as a dark cynical valentine to life in the naked city. The absorbing and hypnotic strings on 'We belong' brings texture and liveliness to this moderately paced song. Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed CD ' West 4th and Charles'. Which fused shades of countrified pop-folk tunes with dark story telling on 'Up Antenna' Foxman and his band have stretched out by incorporating atmospheric tones, flourishes of electronica to their acoustic rock, creating a broader more universal sound. 'Up Antenna ' is a compelling listen to a singer-songwriter who's not afraid to expose in his songs those unspoken emotional scars of our hyped-up, caffeine driven- spiritually seeking society.