Trevor Holt, 25, is a guitarist with Foxholes. Scott Morgan / Special to Juice
Three questions with Trevor Holt
Published on January 7th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Holt, 25, is the singer/guitarist for Foxholes, performing at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St.
Q: Friday’s show is a single release. Do you have an album on the way?
We do; we recorded it with Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios in Iowa City during a couple different sessions in the fall. We just got it done and mastered and are arguing over album artwork and all that stuff now. The single is called “Washed Out (Shoegazing).” The single will just be on CD-Rs, but we’re getting together as a band to make homemade covers for each one because just handing out CD-Rs would be boring.
Q: Your drummer also plays xylophone. Does that work its way into many songs?
No, not many. We have a song on the album that he plays it on. Actually glockenspiel. It’s not a big part of our sound, but it did find its way onto the album. But as far as the live show, it’s not a part of it. Kyle (Folvag), our lead guitarist, also plays mandolin on the album and in live shows. Jessica (Villegas) used to play cello in the band, but we couldn’t get a good cello sound with our mics. But there’s some multi-instrumentalism going on.
Q: What are Foxholes’ plans for 2014?
The full-length album will be out March 1. We’re trying to get some shows out of town. We have one in the Quad Cities in February and have been reaching out to Cedar Falls and Iowa City. We want to start playing outside of Des Moines and Ames. We’d love to play GDP and 80/35, and we also hope to release another full-length in September or October. So it’s a big year coming up.