When Cincinnati rockers Foxy Shazam went
on an extended and possibly permanent hiatus late in 2014, trumpeter
Alex Nauth considered his next steps. His higher gear became the seminal
launch of The Skulx, his first post-Foxy project.
At 6 feet 6 inches
tall, frontman Alex Baker is an imposing stage presence, but he exhibits the same quiet
reserve in conversation as he does when he’s presenting his exuberantly
melancholy Indie Pop songs in the live context.
Although Dawg Yawp’s Cincinnati
Entertainment Award nomination for New Artist of Year accurately
reflects its freshly minted band status, nearly everything else about
Rob Keenan and Tyler Randall dates back several years.