Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

January 6, 2017

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Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is premiering tomorrow night, January 7th at 8pm EST on HBO. This is a portrait of two incredible women and their relationship with themselves, each other, and the world. You will belly laugh, cry, and relate to this astonishing duo that individually and together influenced and inspired people by simply living their truth. They will be forever missed. It was a true pleasure and honor to be a part of this piece of cinema directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens. Music, sound design and mix by Fall On Your Sword.

CHANCE starring Hugh Laurie

October 19, 2016

Hulu’s latest drama Chance premieres today, October 19. Starring Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol, the show features a score by FOYS founder Will Bates. Catch new episodes every Wednesday!

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OFFF By Night

September 26, 2016

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Psyched to unveil our latest collaboration with the Mill+ and OFFF, the OFFF By Night 2016 titles. The graphic sequence, directed by designer Will Arnold, mixes simple colours with complex animated simulations to create trippy 70’s inspired visuals. We couldn’t have been more inspired! 

IMPERIUM Premiere August 19

August 19, 2016

Imperium premieres Friday August 19 in select theaters!

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Featuring an original score by Will Bates, “the directorial debut from Daniel Ragussis eschews comfortable remove in favor of decidedly uncomfortable intimacy, quite literally placing his central hero (Daniel Radcliffe) and the audience deep within the social strata of a virulently racist white supremacist group rumored to be building a dirty bomb.” – Collider

Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Colette, directed by Daniel Ragussis.

The Path Renewed for Season 2

May 4, 2016

Variety has announced that The Path, starring Arron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy, will be back for a second season!

An original series for Hulu, created by Jessica Goldberg along with Jason Katims and Michelle Lee of True Jack Productions. The Path features a “raw and visceral” (and honestly, just plain badass) score by the one and only Will Bates. Watch it on Hulu!Path

Mutually Assured Destruction at Spring/Break Art Show

March 2, 2016

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We’re so excited to be involved in this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show, returning for its fifth installment.

Our piece, “Mutually Assured Destruction” features 10 dot matrix printers, video projections and a FOYS score. Spurting out commands made by a sentient cold war era robot, the printed phrases will be looped repeatedly on top of one another for the duration of the show. Another immersive FOYS piece that is best experienced rather than explained.

Held at The Moynihan Station across from Penn Station and open to the public.                             421 Eighth Avenue, NYC                                                                                                                 March 2-7th

Another Season of The Magicians

February 8, 2016

Syfy’s The Magicians will be back for a second season in 2017!  Watch season 1 of fantastical series, based on the bestselling trilogy written by Lev Grossman, on iTunes or Syfy. Score by our very own Will Bates, read the official announcement in Variety.Magicians Cast

2015 Clio Awards

September 30, 2015

Honored to take home not one but two Clio Awards this year for our work done on Siemens ‘The Sound of Wind’! A Gold for Adapted Music and a Silver for Sound Design, both by our very own Will Bates. Thanks to our friends at Ogilvy, M ss ng P eces, and Siemens Wind Energy for an amazing collaboration.طاقة-الرياح

SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW

March 3, 2015

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We’re thrilled to once again be involved in Spring/Break Art Show, held this year at The Moynihan Station (that ginormous Post Office building across from Penn Station). The theme of this year’s show is Transaction. Our latest piece, Greed Is Good is based on Gordon Gecko’s speeches in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street. Having become quite skilled with bottle-art, we took a little inspiration from our New Year’s Eve Cuervosel piece. Greed Is Good is an immersive audio/visual wizard of oz-like spectacle of flying Champagne bottles, a giant sphere, original FOYS score and video. All better to experience than to be explained.

The show will be open daily 12pm-8pm until March 8th.

 

 

New Year’s Eve Art

January 7, 2015

We kicked off 2015 with a boozy re-imagining of Auld Lang Syne.  Jose Cuervo asked us to design and build a musical instrument using their bottles.  The result is a spinning carousel of 57 bottles of tequila, a custom gramophone horn and a shop vac.  Watch the full ad here, produced entirely at FOYS with a little help from our pals at Scratch Empire.

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Announcing The Foundry

December 16, 2014

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our latest expansion here at the FOYS studios.  Introducing The Foundry, our new 7.1 mix stage.

Managing this beautiful new room is the newest member of the FOYS team, audio-post producer George Dellinger.  We’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.02_Foundry-looking_back

M-WOW, Saturday June 21

June 18, 2014

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On June 21st our interactive art installation, Private Drive-In will be featured at M-Wow, an auto show art festival of over 100 carcentricities from across the nation. With live performances, loads of food and tons of weird cars, this extravaganza will take place at The Knockdown Center, a three acre former glass factory in Queens.

FOYS x BAMcinemaFest 2014

May 13, 2014

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We’re excited to be a part of this year’s BAM Cinefest with three films in the lineup!

I ORIGINS‘ directed by Mike Cahill, and ‘THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT‘ directed by Tony Gerber and Maxim Pozdorovkin, will be making their New York debuts on Tuesday June 24 and Wednesday June 25.  Featuring original music by yours truly.

THE MEND’ directed by John Magary, mixed by our very own Ryan M. Price at Fall On Your Sword, will be premiering on Sunday June 22.  We also had the pleasure of mixing ‘THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT’ here at FOYS.

Tickets go on sale May 21. We hope to see you there!

Private Drive-In Featured in the Wall Street Journal

March 12, 2014

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Our latest interactive art installation, which opened at this year’s Spring Break/Art Show, was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Repurposing a 1973 VW Beetle which we found in Queens, the piece invites the viewer to participate in his or her own personal drive-in experience.  Pressing a pulsating red button on the steering wheel escalates the experience, particularly for the passenger.  This will all become clear…

Featuring an original FOYS 5.1 score and immersive sound design both inside and outside the car which has been hand painted by artist Sarah Bereza.

SUNDANCE 2014 WRAP-UP & BERLINALE 2014

February 6, 2014

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In post-Sundance news, I Origins, winner of the Alfred P Sloane award sold to Fox SearchlightThe Notorious Mister Bout sold to Kaleidoscope.
Will Bates was featured with fellow composers Joe Trapanese and Inis Rotthoff in a piece by Beyond CInema, and also in The Hollywood Reporter.
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Another World directed by Rebecca Chaiklin and FisherStevens details the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011. The film follows the protest’s pioneers from its inception to its eventual collapse, examining its enduring influence in our  lives. The movie will play at the Berlin Film Festival in competition as part of the Panorama Dokumente section and features a score by Fall On Your Sword.
Mission Blue – shot over a three year period in numerous locations around the world – traces oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands to her experience as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and beyond.

 

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Fall On Your Sword 2013 Christmas Record

December 13, 2013

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This holiday season we’ve released two singles with accompanying videos which feature two very special guests, both of whom we’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with in the past.
The singles are available for purchase on iTunes, all proceeds go to The Ralph Bates Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
Dick Valentine of Electric Six helps us to finally expose the nature of Christopher Lee and George Michael’s notorious Christmas romance in our version of Last Christmas..
Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney narrates our telling of the story of a certain winter’s evening in Night Before Christmas.

 

Rob Lowe Loves Killing Kennedy Promo Spots

November 14, 2013

Fall On Your Sword collaborated with The Mill NY on the amazing promo spots for National Geographic’s KILLING KENNEDY, and actor and star Rob Lowe loves the work.  “The promo is unbelievably cinematic and really emotional and moving.”  Cheers, Rob Lowe, cheers.

Score, sound design, and mix by Fall On Your Sword.

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MEDORA SCREENING AT WOODSTOCK & BENDFILM

September 4, 2013

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‘Medora’, mixed by Ryan Price at FOYS will be screening at the Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, New York as well as the BendFilm Film Festival in Oregon.

TOWHEADS HEADLINING NY TIMES ONLINE FILM FEST

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We are excited to announce that ‘Towheads’, mixed by FOYS’ own, Ryan Price, IS headlining the first ever New York Times Indie Online Film Festival and can be viewed anytime this month for free online!

 

 

 

 

OSCILLOSCOPE PICKS UP ‘TEENAGE’.

August 16, 2013

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We are thrilled to hear that Matt Wolf’s Teenage, mixed by our very own Ryan Price, was just picked up by Oscilloscope and is set to be released in 2014. Congratulations to everyone involved!

MTV GEEK FEATURES A FOYS TRACK FROM THE ‘BENEATH’ SOUNDTRACK

July 11, 2013

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MTV Geek is featuring a Fall On Your Sword exclusive track from the upcoming soundtrack release to ‘Beneath’. Check it out.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF WE STEAL SECRETS ALBUM

June 18, 2013

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Our friends at Indiewire are streaming a preview from the upcoming album “We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks,” the original soundtrack album to Oscar winning director Alex Gibney’s upcoming movie will be available next week.

“GENERATION UM” PREMIERS MAY 24th

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Mark Mann’s long awaited feature film debut, featuring a FOYS score and Keanu Reeves.

FOYS @ SPRING BREAK ART SHOW 2013

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Following on from last year’s apocalyptic piano, we’ll be showing another piece at this year’s Spring Break Art Show, held during the Armory Art week in NYC. Opening March 5th 2013.

 

This year’s piece entitled The Darkness Turns To Night is a collaboration with artist Sarah Bereza.

WILL BATES PERFORMS AT SUNDANCE 2013

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Fall On Your Sword’s Will Bates performed at the KCRW composer showcase in Park City. Joined onstage by FOYS drummer Spencer Cohen, the duo performed excerpts from Bates’ score to “We Steal Secrets : The Story Of Wikileaks”. Alex Gibney’s feature length doc premiered at the festival.

RYAN M PRICE JOINS THE FOYS TEAM AS IN HOUSE SOUND MIXER

May 31, 2013

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By having Ryan join the team, FOYS is now a comprehensive composition and audio post company, offering their clients a full service creative audio package. Sonic Scoop has the Scoop!

WILL BATES DISCUSSES FOYS & ‘WIKILEAKS’ MUSIC ON FOX NEWS

May 24, 2013

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Will Bates of Fall On Your Sword, was invited by Fox News to discuss FOYS and his music in ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks’. Check out the interview.

FOYS HAS 2 MOVIES IN SUNDANCE 2012

February 5, 2013

This year we have 2 films which we scored going to Sundance. Ry Russo-Young’s “Nobody Walks, “which will be in dramatic competition and Matt Ross'”Twenty Eight Hotel Rooms,” which will appear in the NEXT category. 

28 HOTEL ROOMS SCORE IN FILM SCHOOL REJECT’S BEST SCORES OF 2012

January 27, 2013

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FOYS featured in Film School Reject’s best scores of 2012.

 

 

FOYS FEATURED IN INDIEWIRE’S BEST SCORES OF 2012

January 4, 2013

Many thanks to our friends at Indiewire’s Playlist for giving us such an honorable mention in their best of 2012 list. It’s been a busy year for us, more to come in 2013!

 

WIKILEAKS DOCUMENTARY AT SUNDANCE 2013

December 19, 2012

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’re heading to Sundance in January with Alex Gibney’s documentary, “We Steal Secrets” scored by FOYS founder Will Bates.

 

FOYS ON BILLBOARD PANNEL AT FILM/TV MUSIC CONFERENCE

December 14, 2012

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We’ll be in LA this week on a panel at Billboard’s Film and TV music conference. Our panel is on Wednesday October 24th, 2pm at the W hotel in Hollywood.

 

FOYS FEATURED IN SONIC SCOOP

October 23, 2012

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Our friends at Sonic Scoop just published this great piece on FOYS. Click the link to check it out.

 

FOYS NOMINATED FOR DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR AT WORLD SOUNDTRACK

We’re delighted to announce that Fall On Your Sword has been nominated at this year’s World Soundtrack

in Ghent, Belgium for the scores to Lola Versus and Nobody Walks.

FOYS INTERVIEWED ON NPR

September 6, 2012

FOYS composers Will Bates and Phil Mossman were interviewed by John Diliberto for The Echoes music program on NPR. Click here to download the interview as a podcast.

NOBODY WALKS NEW YORK PREMIER AT BAM CINEFEST

July 23, 2012

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Ry Russo-Young’s new film, Nobody Walks which features a FOYS score, is playing Saturday June 20th at BAM as part of cinefest. The movie premiered at Sundance 2012 and was subsequently picked up by Magnolia Pictures.

THE NORMALS AT NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL

June 20, 2012

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We’re very pleased to announce the premier of Kevin Connor’s “The Normals” in this year’s Northside Festival. The movie features a FOYS score completed earlier this year.

LOLA VERSUS MOVIE & FOYS SOUNDTRACK ALBUM RELEASE

June 19, 2012

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This week sees the release of Daryl Wein’s movie “Lola Versus” which features a score by Fall On Your Sword. The soundtrack album, released by Lakeshore Records is available now.

 

FOYS PERFORMING AT BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS LAUNCH PARTY + SHIT ROBOT

June 7, 2012

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Thursday May 31st, Fall On Your Sword will be performing a long overdue live set followed by a barn burning DJ set at Brooklyn Fire Proof. We’ll be joined by DFA alumni Shit Robot, spinning tunes late into the night. Celebrating the start of Bushwick Open Studios, the space will also be home to our installation piece, Sea Of Fire for the duration of the festival.

 

FOYS PERFORMING LIVE AT OFFF 2012 IN BARCELONA

May 28, 2012

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Fall On Your Sword will be performing live at OFFF 2012 in Barcelona.

 

LOLA VERSUS PREMIER AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

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April 24th, Fox Searchlight’s “Lola Versus” opens at Tribeca Film. Featuring an original FOYS score, Daryl Wein’s latest movie stars Greta Gerwig and will open in theaters in June.

GOOBER LOVES FALL ON YOUR SWORD

April 24, 2012

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Our friends at Supergoober published this interview with FOYS founder Will Bates.

FOYS INSTALLATION AT SPRING BREAK ART SHOW

March 30, 2012

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As part of Armory arts week, FOYS will be participating in a curator-driven art fair.  The fair will inhabit Old School, a four-story school house in Nolita from March 6th – March 11th, 2012, featuring the projects of 23 curators all surrounding a single exhibition theme – Apocalist: A Brief History of The End.

Otherwise daily hours are as follows:

March 8 – 10, noon – 6pm

Sunday, March 11, noon – 6pm

Old School – 233 Mott St. NYC (corner of Prince/Mott St.)

 

FOYS SHOWS IN FINLAND & FRANCE THIS FEBRUARY

February 7, 2012

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We’re doing some European dates in Feb as part of The Spirit Of Eden pre-festival tour.

DATES:

02.17 : TURKU (Fin) – Klubi

02.18 : TAMPERE (Fin) – Klubi

02.23 : PARIS (Fr) – Le Petit Bain

02.24 : TOURS (Fr) – Le Temps Machine

02.25 : NANTES (Fr) – Le Lieu Unique

02.26 : BORDEAUX (Fr) – I Boat

NOBODY WALKS BOUGHT BY MAGNOLIA FILMS

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We’re very happy to announce that one of our Sundance films, “Nobody Walks,” has sold to Magnolia Films. Expect another FOYS soundtrack release later in the year.

FOYS AT BRAUNSCHWEIG FILM FESTIVAL

February 5, 2012

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We just returned from Braunschweig, Germany which we were invited to attend An excellent festival that puts a special emphasis on music in film. Another Earth and Aardvark both screened there, plus we did a FOYS music masterclass and DJ’d at the closing party. Thanks to all our new friends over there for making it such a great time.

FOYS HEADS TO LONDON

November 14, 2011

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We’re heading back to the motherland in celebration of Another Earth opening the Raindance Film Festival on September 28th. We’ll be playing the afterparty at Cafe De Paris that night.

FOYS LATEST SPOT FOR MINI IS ADCRITIC’S PICK OF THE DAY

September 13, 2011

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We recently scored this spot for Mini which is pick of the day on Creativity online.

 

RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT CAMEO, WILLIAMSBURG AUGUST 25TH

August 29, 2011

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Get tickets here.

DFA RELEASE

August 19, 2011

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DFA releases extended mixes of “The First Time I Saw Jupiter” and “Rhoda’s Theme” from our soundtrack to Another Earth.

FOYS VIDEO FEATURED ON SPIN.COM

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Our new video, The First Time I Saw Jupiter, directed by Rupert Cresswell premiered today on Spin.com.

FADER PREMIERS ANOTHER EARTH SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

July 20, 2011

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Fader has released an exclusive free stream of our album which comes out next week on Milan Records.

FOYS WINS BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AT BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL

July 14, 2011

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For our work on Kitao Sakurai’s “Aardvark“.

FOYS PERFORMING AT LINCOLN CENTER SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH

June 16, 2011

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We’re playing at the Lincoln Center’s brand new multi-million dollar Film Center. The show is part of the center’s preview weekend which includes screenings of movies, panels with amazing directors such as Mike Nicols, Jason Reitman, Oliver Stone and Mike Cahill (director of this summer’s upcoming ‘Another Earth’, scored by FOYS). Tickets sold here.

Come and watch us project Cylons onto what we’ve been told is the world’s largest plasma screen TV.

FOYS MAKES HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

June 9, 2011

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FOYS WINS AT THIS YEAR’S CLIO AWARD

June 8, 2011

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We won a Clio for best use of music at this year’s awards. The music was composed for a spot we did with our friends at The Mill and Henry Boy; The OFFF Paris title sequence.

FOYS AT EL CID IN LA-MARCH 3RD

March 3, 2011

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A last minute show has been booked at El Cid for tonight in LA. Seeing as we’re currently bathing in LA’s kindness; one blog picked up by the Huffington Post described last night’s show as a post-Warholian quantum leap, it seemed only right to hit one more stage while we’re here.

FOYS HITS LA-MARCH 2ND

February 11, 2011

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Fall on Your Sword are coming out west to eat your sushi and burn our transparent east coast skin to a crisp.

We will also be playing our first ever show in LA so come on down and don’t be afraid.

It’s at 6:00 pm if that’s not too late for you, we’ll be done by 8:00 we promise.

 

ANOTHER EARTH IS BOUGHT BY FOX SEARCHLIGHT

January 26, 2011

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We are very proud and excited to share the news with you that Mike Cahill’s film, “Another Earth,” has been bought by Fox Searchlight.

The news broke at 6:15 this morning mountain time in “Variety”  after frantic all night negotiations.

It has been widely acknowledged that the “Fall on Your Sword” original score contributed enormously to the film’s subtle narrative and has played a huge role in the film’s whirlwind success.

An intense bidding war erupted in the wake of the film’s premiere at the Eccles Theatre on Monday afternoon and concluded with a rare and genuinely sincere standing ovation from the packed house.  This extremely exciting and surreal experience has been a roller-coaster of victorious screenings, Q and A’s, and two explosive “Fall on Your Sword” live performances.

FOYS PERFORMING SUNDANCE-JANUARY 23RD

January 21, 2011

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We’re out in Sundance to support a movie we scored, Mike Cahill’s ‘Another Earth’. And while we’re here, we’ll be doing a couple of shows including the ASCAP showcase on Main Street on Sunday January 23rd at 4pm.

SPANISH LADIESOur new video, Spanish Ladies is up on Youtube, single is available for purchase on iTunes.

January 20, 2011

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Our new video, Spanish Ladies is up on Youtube, and the single is available for purchase on iTunes.

FOYS PERFORMING AT MUESEUM OF MOVING IMAGE INAUGURAL & “SIGNAL TO NOISE PARTY”-JANUARY 15TH

January 13, 2011

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We’re most honored to have been invited to play at the museum’s inaugral party on Saturday January 15th, 11pm.

FOYS IS PICK OF THE DAY; CREATIVITY ONLINE

January 7, 2011

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We recently scored a couple of great spots created by our friends at Mekanism and Creativity Online has chosen this one as their fave of the day.

FOYS HEADING TO SUDANCE

January 4, 2011

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We’re off to Park City end of January to promote our original score of Mike Cahill’s film, “Another Earth.”

While we’re there we’ll be playing a couple of shows, including the ASCAP showcase on January 23rd.

FOYS DROP THE BALL AT NEW YEARS

December 22, 2010

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“Fall on Your Sword” will be dropping the ball at midnight on New Years Eve with a special end of one year and beginning of another celebratory performance at Cameo in Williamsburg.  Other attractions include Morgan Geist and Jacques Renault on the ones and twos. Get tickets here.

BITE ME RELEASED

December 15, 2010

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‘Bite Me’ which appears to be going viral on youtube.

FOYS PERFORMING LIVE AT DFA HOLIDAY PARTY-DECEMBER 11TH

December 11, 2010

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Fall On Your Sword will be performing at the DFA Holiday Party