"Better Land" is an album that grabs you, draws you in, and makes you feel good. Dueling vocals and impressive melodies are only the beginning. Better Land is exceptional, and impossible not to love.”

Jake Craney, Ground Sounds

Just the right wistfully optimistic medicine to keep listeners moving as we shift from one season to the next.”

Jonathan Frahm, PopMatters

Fox & Bones [reminds] us of the beauty of the USA. With music that goes down like jelly, is sometimes sweet like Southern Sweet Iced Tea with extra sugar and addictive like peanut butter.”

Rockette

These two will lull you with their sweet and delicate melodies and woo you with their complex lyrics. Recommended if you like: making out slowly, folk and singer/songwriter tunes, music you can hum to.”

Vienna Wurstelstand

Their two voices meld so perfectly together that you never want to stop listening.”

Teri Briggs, Portland Radio Project

Fox and Bones

Fox and Bones are the modern day Bonnie and Clyde, if Bonnie and Clyde had driven a Volvo and played folk-pop music. Based in Portland, OR, these internationally touring sweethearts aren't your average duo. Rather than simply documenting their experiences in song, Sarah Vitort and Scott Gilmore write from the perspective of quasi-fictional characters. There’s Fox, a down-and-out former prom queen, and Bones, a rootless orphan bad boy with a heart of gold. The two fall for each other, decide to hit the road, and never look back. The characters, as well as their real-life counterparts, use music as the canvas on which they paint a new life together that defies traditional relationship roles and life goals. Their music is ripe with vocal harmonies that pull at the heartstrings, and a complex, at times metaphysical, lyrical landscape. Each element serves their stories of a life lived on the road in pursuit of a dream that most never have the courage to chase. Live, they give audiences a peek into their world, and challenge them to believe in life, adventure, and modern love.

Vortex Magazine gushes: "Scott Gilmore's voice, full of character and color, melds with Sarah Vitort's warm and expressive vocals. There is an ease and a simplicity to their music, but the complexity of their voices is intriguing. Their tight melodies weave throughout each performance and leave the listener breathless. Vitort and Gilmore have an undeniable chemistry on stage, stealing furtive glances and sometimes locking eyes with an intimacy that showcases how vulnerable they are with one another and their audience."

In the fall of 2018, the pair released their sophomore album, "Better Land", produced by Dominik Lukas Schmidt and engineered by Matt Greco at the Rye Room in Portland, OR. The album, which showcases a whole new iteration of Fox and Bones, quickly found critical success. Jake Craney at Ground Sounds says, "this is an album that grabs you, draws you in, and makes you feel good. Dueling vocals and impressive melodies are only the beginning. Better Land is exceptional, and impossible not to love," and Jonathan Frahm at PopMatters calls it "just the right wistfully optimistic medicine." It’s a sound with rocking drums, grooving baselines, and melodies that are catchier than ever. But don’t worry, those who fell in love with Fox and Bones for their simple, harmony-driven songs will not be disappointed. Better Land has something for everyone, appealing to the adventurous spirit in all of us. Gilmore and Vitort continue to manifest the lives they want to live through song, encouraging listeners to dream as big as they have.

The pair can be found touring all over the U.S. and Europe, and in their free time, they host and curate the Portland's Folk Festival, which they created in 2017. 

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Fox and Bones - Better Land
Gestromt

PREMIERE: Fox and Bones – “Better Land”
Jake Craney
Ground Sounds

FOX AND BONES, ‘ROOTS’ [EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE]
Amy McCarthy
The Boot

Fox and Bones Don a Dog Suit in "Little Animal" Music Video (premiere)
Jonathan Frahm
PopMatters

Quick Look: Fox and Bones - Better Land
Photography Rune Fleiter

Fox & Bones und Platon Karataev im Karton Bremen, 18.10.2018
Sven Hoppman
handwritten-mag.de

Deutschlandpremiere: Fox and Bones - Little Animal
Handwritten Mag

Schweizer Premiere: Fox and Bones <<Little Animal>>
Bäckstage

Little Animal - Fox and Bones
What I Saw From The Cheap Seats

Fox And Bones mit coolem Folk in der Schweiz. Tix gewinnen.
Bäckstage

Fox and Bones ab September auf Tour
The Mellow Music

Auf Tour: Fox and Bones
Stefani Zerres
Ahoi Mag

Newsflash (The Gaslight Anthem, Justin Vernon, Yak u.a.)
Visions Magazine

Tourankündigung: Fox and Bones im Herbst auf Europa Tour
Photography Rune-Fleiter

Noch Mal Fox and Bones
Cute and Dangerous

Fox and Bones auf Europatour
Handwritten Mag

Fox and Bones aus Portland Oregon auf Tour
Radio Skala

Video Premiere: Fox and Bones deliver crisp power folk on "Love Me Like a River"
Glide Magazine

Fox and Bones: Love Me Like a River [Song Premiere]
Chris Young
Vortex Music Magazine

Neue Band
Cute and Dangerous

Morgen ist tourstart
Cute and Dangerous

VIDEO PREMIERE: Fox and Bones - Love Me Like a River
Photography Rune Fleiter

Fox and Bones Live from The Rye Room [Video Premiere]
Kelsey Greco
Vortex Music Magazine

Amazing Country
Miriam
Rockette 

Make the most out of Vienna this week: December 12-16
Vienna Wurstelstand

Up Jumped Spring 3.22.17
Craig Havighurst
Music City Roots Blog

"Fox and Bones: Gravity [Song Premiere]"
Chris Young 
Vortex Music Magazine

"Fox and Bones: PDX Spotlight for September"
Oregon Music News

"Portland's Playlist welcomes Fox and Bones; 'However we get lost, we'll find each other here'"
Luke Neill/Teri Briggs
Portland Radio Project

"Sounds of PDX with special co-hosts Fox and Bones"
Luke Neill
Sounds of PDX 

Wir präsentieren: Fox and Bones auf Tour
Mainstage Musikmagazin

M&R prasentiert Fox and Bones
Melodie und Rhythmus

FOX AND BONES aus Portland sind aktuell auf Tour - Rola Music & The Pick laden Euch zu den Konzerten ein!
The Pick

Musik, Fox and Bones, Marias Ballroom, 20 Uhr
Szene Hamburg

Editor's Pick: Fox and Bones
Falter

Fox and Bones Europatour
Soundkartell

Recommended Shows in Portland May 16-22
Marissa Abruzzini
Tourworthy

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Genre

Folky pop
 

Sounds like

Johnnyswim
HoneyHoney
Fleetwood Mac
The Civil Wars
Scarlett O'Connor & Gunnar Scott - "Nashville"
Simon and Garfunkel
Brett Dennen

Press photos

2018 Press Photo

2018 Press Photo

Oaks Amusement Park shoot with Amandala Photography

Oaks Amusement Park shoot with Amandala Photography

"River" shoot with Michael James Nipper

"River" shoot with Michael James Nipper

Photo: Tara Sloane

Photo: Tara Sloane

Track Listing

"Better Land" - Released October 2018

Little Animal

Love Me Like a River

Roots

Roads

Reckless

Tricky Love

Better Land

Strange

Pin Up

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