FOXYGEN

Foxygen and Star Power is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar, 2012) to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. The duo, who had just mixed and burned the disc that very night, had been devotees of Swift's outsider-pop oeuvre since high school, when they first began recording their own pubescent forays into oddball rock n' roll (At least a dozen records were finished before they graduated high school).

WATCH // Foxygen Releases Official Video For “21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”

The title song from Foxygen‘s debut album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, gets a psychedelic and trippy visual from director William Doyle of Neighborhood Watch Films. Watch the video above or HERE on YouTube to see singer Sam France running around Calvary Cemetery in Queens summoning the spirits just as he does on stage.

That same stage energy ended the band’s summer tour a bit early when Sam had an accident at First Avenue in Minneapolis in July. Doctors confirmed he completely fractured his tibia and fibula and underwent reconstructive surgery.

However, they said they are confident he will be able to perform in time for Austin City Limits and Foxygen‘s October dates in New York City All fall tour dates preceding ACL have been cancelled. Read more to see those dates and the band’s performance of “Make It Known” at Pitchfork Music Festival this past summer below.
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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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ON TOUR // Foxygen Announces New Summer And Fall Tour Dates

(photo credit: Cara Robbins)

Photo credit: Cara Robbins

After just finishing two buzzed about performances at Wilco‘s Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts and Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, the boys of Foxygen aren’t ready to hang up their touring hats just yet.

Starting with Forecastle on July 13th the band is hitting other big festivals inlcuding Pitchfork on July 21st, Pickathon in early August, and Austin City Limits in October with many more dates in between. Peep the full list of cities below with the new dates in bold.

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WATCH // Foxygen LIVE at Hype Machine’s “Hype Motel” Showcase at SXSW ’13

During this past SXSW, Foxygen graced the Hype Motel Showcase with their electric stage presence and energetic brand of psych-rock.  Hype Machine just posted a great video of Foxygen’s performance so even if you weren’t there, you can experience them live right from computer!  Watch the video above and then check out their tour dates HERE which includes a bunch of summer festival appearances so chances are high you will see these boys strutting their stuff right before your eyes!

Also, if you somehow haven’t had a chance yet to grab Foxygen’s full album, get it on iTunes HERE.

Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
How Can You Really by Foxygen
No Destruction by Foxygen
Make It Known by Foxygen

10/01/14
Atlanta, GA - The Loft - Atlanta  w/ Dub Thompson

10/02/14
Nashville, TN - Exit/In  w/ Dub Thompson, Luke Temple

10/03/14
Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel  w/ Dub Thompson, Luke Temple

10/04/14
Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater  w/ Dub Thompson

10/05/14
Washington, DC - 9:30 Club  w/ Dub Thompson

10/08/14
Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg  w/ Dub Thompson

10/09/14
New York, NY - Webster Hall

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