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).

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // Foxygen’s ‘We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic’ Out Now

Happy release day, folks! Foxygen’s We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is officially in stores and available for immediate purchasing. Pick up your copy(ies) at SC Distribution, iTunes, Jagjaguwar DRIP.fm or your local record store. The Richard Swift-produced album is no stranger to good/great/excellent reviews – check out all the lovin’ below.

Here’s your chance to win a signed copy of the album!

Experience all the songs live! Foxygen is coming to a city near you! They are headed out on tour with labelmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Portland’s Wampire. You’ll find the full schedule and links to purchase tickets HERE. Don’t wait to get yours – shows are already selling out (no surprise).

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE FOR FOXYGEN

“It’s one thing to give your band and your album a silly name, and to play dress-up with rock history while tweaking the formula. It’s another thing entirely to mean it; the more time you spend with Ambassadors, the more clearly that commitment and joy comes through.”PITCHFORK, named BEST NEW MUSIC

“Foxygen’s second album is a cheerful retro orgy in which the Stones get down with the Velvets, while Marc Bolan lies down with Prince (Oh Yeah), with the Cramps, looking on.” THE GUARDIAN

“Foxygen wins.”PASTE

“Triumphantly filtering the hallucinogenic sensibilities of yesteryear through the ADD tendencies of today.” - BUST

“It’s as stylistically diverse, maddening and confident as the Take The Kids Off Broadway EP, yet feels ready to enter the primetime — a band confident that their set of skills will be accepted, or at least tolerated.”Aquarium Drunkard

“With Foxygen, who needs acid?”MOJO

ALBUM STREAM // Foxygen’s Record Playing Now at Pitchfork Advance


Foxygen’s We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is out next Tuesday, January 22; however, you need not wait to hear the album in its entirety. Pitchfork Advance is streaming the record and doing so in a particularly awesome way. It’s an interactive stream, complete with album lyrics, video and artwork. Educate yourself HERE.

Do not fear. You still have time to pre-order the record at SC Distribution. Do so and receive the entire album in MP3 format immediately!

WATCH // Foxygen’s “San Francisco” Official Music Video

Here it is! A brand new Foxygen video for the song “San Francisco.” Directed by Cameron Dutra, the video follows Sam France as he leaves his love and tells us all about it from a kitschy hotel bed. It’s the sweetest video we’ve ever seen. Watch above.

“I left my love in San Francisco (That’s okay, I was bored anyway).”

Foxygen’s We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is out on January 22! Pre-order the album at SC Distribution now and you can download the entire album immediately. Oh and don’t forget to see Foxygen live on tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Here are the dates.

FOXYGEN Announce European Winter Tour Dates


Come the new year, Foxygen return to Europe for seven new dates! The tour includes Paris, London, Berlin and more. Following their return to the States, Foxygen will continue touring with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. See all shows above.

You can pre-order Foxygen’s debut album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, at SC Distribution. Do so now and receive a download of the entire record on December 21 (that’s a couple of weeks before it’s released on January 22, 2013!).

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
02/02/13 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
02/04/13 London, UK – The Lexington
02/05/13 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique/Witloofbar
02/06/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
02/07/13 Hamburg, Germany - Molotow
02/08/13 Berlin, Germany – Karrera Klub Party at Rosis
02/09/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Frost – Bremen Theatre Lobby

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

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Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom  w/ Dub Thompson

09/25/14
Santa Fe, NM - Skylight  w/ Dub Thompson

09/27/14
Dallas, TX - INDEX Festival

09/28/14
Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's: Upstairs  w/ Dub Thompson

09/29/14
New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks  w/ Dub Thompson

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

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

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