Voxtrot is one of the bands that went through one of the steepest hype-to-hate trajectory fueled through the manic vehicle that was Pitchfork and other music blogs throughout the OO’s.  After a few revered EP releases, Voxtrot’s eventual and highly anticipated full-length was met with ire generally reserved for baby-murderers.  I always expected, or, rather took for granted, them weathering such storms and being around no matter whatever spot they happen to be on the ‘critic-coaster’.

A long Voxtrot career was not meant to be, evidently, as the name of the recent tour “Goodbye Cruel World” indicates.  I don’t know what caused the band to break up, but I sure hope it wasn’t due to the whiplash-like backlash that nearly every band of their era experienced –  Black Kids anyone?!?  Whatever the case, I hope the break-up was amicable and that all involved keep fighting the good fight.

Above being a great little band, as additional treat, seeing Voxtrot live always involved a zinger of a well-executed cover.  This show was absolutely no exception with Voxtrot doing my favorite New Order song and to my continued amazement, doing it justice.  Here is Voxtrot doing “Age of Consent” as performed live at their very last show (for now – we hope) ever.

June 26 Setlist – Voxtrot Final Show
Raised by Wolves
Kid Gloves
Your Biggest Fan
Long Haul
Soft and Warm
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives
Age of Consent (New Order cover)
Berlin, Without Return
The Start of Something
Wrecking Force

Missing Pieces

[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2010/20100707/Voxtrot-AgeOfConsent.mp3|titles=Age of Consent (Live)|artists=Voxtrot]

Download: Voxtrot – Age of Consent (Live)


  1. You’re braver than I. After the last Voxtrot show I went to about 2.5 years ago, there was no way I was going to pay to experience that again. I saw them in Chicago pre-hype and they were awesome, but post XL record release and it was unbearable. There was certainly something more going on with that band than the typical “sophomore slump.”

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