“BPD is short for ‘borderline personality disorder’ which is one of my multiple mental health diagnoses. Each instrument is used to match the lyrics as they go from a predictable ‘neurotypical’ stream of consciousness to repeated self-hating phrases to loss of words or ability to function. This song was originally written for cathartic purposes, but it was recorded in hopes that borderline can be seen in a more sympathetic light. Many of the symptoms of BPD stem from low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, depression, anxiety, or abuse rather than the popular narrative of inherent intolerance or neuroticism.” – Bella Vanek.
Foxx Bodies often describe themselves as an accident. Bailey Moses, Adam Bucholz, and Matt Vanek came together in their shared home when their singer Bella Vanek asked everyone to play loud music she could scream over after she began unpacking her newly-recognized childhood abuse. While each of them had been practicing musicians from a young age, none had been in a band before Foxx Bodies.
Their first show was just as unconventional as their formation, with Tucson hometown hero Lando Chill asking them to open his album release show without ever having heard them play. After scrambling to write material for their first show, they discovered that their own unrehearsed brand of surf punk struck a chord with audiences and it was clear — Foxx Bodies wasn’t going anywhere.
They recorded their first self-titled album Foxx Bodies just a few short weeks after this show in the living room of a fellow musician and friend, Ben Schneider. It was recorded in one day and without much thought beyond how grateful they were to be living the dream. Fans of the band held the album close to their hearts and on repeat in their cars, screaming along. The band is set to release its new album, Vixen (Kill Rock Stars) on November 5, 2021, and has shared the video for its latest single “BPD.”