Band of the Day: PHOX

This low-key, but energetic Madison, WI-based sextet are fronted by the extremely charismatic lead singer Monica Martin. The band's Zach Johnston (guitar / banjo) directed the video for "Slow Motion" from their soon-to-be-released self-titled debut. I caught them live last month in Williamsburg opening for Laura Mvula. Perfect match. They both share a quirky but beguiling otherworldly musical charm albeit PHOX leans more towards world beat. Currently own tour in support of their June 23rd effort.