FOXYGEN

Foxygen is the Los Angeles-bred songwriting duo of Sam France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections. The first track, "Abandon my Toys," only gives you two seconds of electronic soundery before acoustic instruments take over along with a vocal that sounds channeled in by a medium. "Why Did I Get Married?" plays like a mournful lounge act until about the two minute mark, when it starts to crash into something else, and a gooey kind of Ray Davies vocal gives way to shouts and barks. After you listen to even a few songs on the album, any attempt to define its genre will start with a discussion and end with a shrug, maybe a "rock and roll?" or a "psychedelic?" And that's how shit needs to be said. More question marks. Less periods. Less declarations. Cause it's only questions that can take us where we need to be, to a place of profound and active ignorance. As a tiny organism adrift on a sea of infinite nuance, ignorance is the only honest state of being. And Take the Kids off Broadway is an album full of question marks.

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

America’s Sweethearts // FOXYGEN Perform Live for 3voor12

Allow your Friday to take an incredible turn for the better! Foxygen played a 3voor12 session at LE GUESS WHO? Festival and it’s without a doubt the best live Foxy video we have to date. Educate yourself above.

Foxygen play Bloomington’s Russian Recording tonight and then head to Milwaukee to kick off their tour with Of Montreal. See all dates HERE.

WATCH // New Video for Foxygen’s “Shuggie,” Pre-order ‘We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic’

It’s a video folks! Foxygen share their Ulysses///Onasis directed music video for “Shuggie,” the first single from their forthcoming debut album. The black and white visual follows a bunch of people running around with a box and some goop. What does it all mean? Find out for yourself above.

We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is now up for pre-order! Secure your copy at SC Distribution!

Best news of the day? Foxygen’s “highly-entertaining live show” is coming to a city near you! Rado, Sam France and the gang are currently treating Europe to their wild array of fun. They return to the States next week to kick off dates with Of Montreal and continue touring in 2013 with labelmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Go ahead and check out all their shows HERE.

No Destruction by Foxygen
Make It Known by Foxygen

07/31/14
Seattle, WA - Neumos Crystal Ballroom

08/01/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/02/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/03/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/04/14
Petaluma, CA - Lagunitas Brewing Co

08/06/14
Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library

08/07/14
Sonoma , CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery

See all upcoming shows

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