Foxholes make the kind of unadulterated power-pop / post-punk that is only made to to be catchy and undeniably enjoyable.

Solidly scored and equally deftly delivered tracks mark the sound of Foxholes who create music in which the listener has a feeling of confidence in as the well structured and layered songs float around the room.

“It’s like a good diet,” Folvag said. “If you eat nothing but McDonalds, you’ll get fat. If you just eat chicken and quinoa, you’re a boring person. You need to find a good balance.”

Premiering today exclusively on is the track “Revelations,” which you can stream above.

Des Moines based garage-rock/post-punk 5-piece Foxholes, are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming self-titled sophomore album. Following the band’s debut full-length ‘Can’t Help Myself,’ their sophomore release delivers more strong hooks and expansive tracks. Featured on the new project and premiering exclusively on GroundSounds is the video for “Sunny,” it’s pure sonic goodness that will take you on one wild ride.

Foxholes announce self-titled sophomore album to be released on May 26th on CD/LP/DL — stream and share the first two tracks off the forthcoming album: "Different Kind of Animal" and "Sunny"

From the moment Foxholes opened the show, the crowd shifted closer to the stage and immediately nodded along to the music, which often featured strong percussion and guitar. The five-member indie rock/alternative ensemble from Des Moines had four men—two on guitar, one on percussion and one lead singer—and one woman on guitar.

DES MOINES, Iowa —The Des Moines Social Club will be hosting a benefit concert with Above and Beyond Cancer next week to benefit those affected by the Nepal earthquake.

Foxholes — the Des Moines-based five-piece consisting of Trevor Holt, Jessica Villegas, Ben Barndollar, Kyle Folvag and Craig Bowers — is working on a new album of material. In the ebb and flow of a band’s natural life cycle, it seems like a natural time for it to be happening.

Here are the things I know about Foxholes: 1. Their lead singer is really nice to me on Facebook. 2. I think their drummer works with a friend of mine from high school...

Foxholes have been a revelation themselves, bursting onto the scene with a riff and a yell. Maybe the toughest call of the fest and one I will probably catch a little of both. If I have to choose one, though, I think I know which way to go.

Des Moines band Foxholes gave us a high energy set of their '80s/'90's alternative rock-inspired music, including songs from their debut, Can't Help Myself. Have a listen to a couple more great sets from our 80/35 Showcase!

The HyVee Stage started its second day of shows with a few up-and-coming bands. Volcano Boys, Zeta June, Foxholes, and Kris Adams are all new to the music scene, but that didn’t keep them from having spectacular sets.

It’s tough to think of a band that has burst onto the Iowa scene quicker and with more force than Foxholes. Their unique brand of garage rock has brought them comparisons to Iggy and the Stooges, The Strokes and 80/35 alums Dinosaur Jr. Chad Taylor of Cityview may have described them best by saying “The band is reminiscent of a lot of other acts without ever feeling wholly derivative.”

Foxholes' debut release "Can't Help Myself" combines layered garage band rock with pop-sounding bright guitar licks and sounds. The Des Moines group is relatively new but has already gotten noticed in the Des Moines music scene with this March release.

Foxholes has turned a decent little trick. The band is reminiscent of a lot of other acts without ever feeling wholly derivative. Kicking back and listening to “Can’t Help Myself,” you’ll find yourself conjuring up images of The Replacements and Dinosaur Jr., and front man Trevor Holt’s smoky voice occupies a space between Iggy Pop and The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, but the end result is pure Des Moines pop/rock.

2014 is shaping up to be maybe the best year for Iowa albums that I can remember. I know it is only March, and I know that over the past couple of years writing this column, I have been prone to a certain level of hyperbole.

Here’s what happens when musicians stop being polite and start getting real. I should clarify; they aren’t actually strangers. Holy White Hounds, Foxholes, and Viva Montesa are actually friends. Some go back as far as high school and some are new friends that met through the music scene.

“Shoegazing”—a new single from Des Moines band Foxholes—echoes through your mind like every good song at the end of a John Hughes movie. It has that same sadness and hopefulness those songs encompass.

The Des Moines band Foxholes formed in late August 2012, and its first album is set to be released March 1. Can’t Help Myself is a surprisingly mature work, in the sense that a band this new has a clear sonic identity – rooted in late-’80s/early-’90s alternative rock – yet it doesn’t use its touchstones as crutches; the songs in no way suggest a group trying to find its feet over its first year-plus, or an ensemble beholden to its influences.

We love to see new bands starting up in Des Moines, and we love it even more when they write original music and record it for us all to enjoy! A new band called Foxholes has done just that, and you can check out what they've got to offer this Friday night, January 10th at the Vaudeville Mews.