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Love at First Sight/Song: Foxygen & CMJ

Foxygen are in the midst of taking CMJ 2012 by storm and no one is safe from their rock’n'roll ways. Tuesday night they donned their floral prints and gave Aquarium Drunkard’s No Jacket Required Showcase a shakedown that would make any grandmother proud (at least Sam France’s – she was there). It was their first ever New York City performance and certainly one to be remembered. VICE‘s Chad DePasquale was amongst the crowd and he writes, “Shimmering organ solos and visceral spaz attacks from the front man. Deep, evil, baritone laughs and glass-shattering screeches. It was all there, and the band easily stole the night, maybe even the entire week.” Read his glowing review HERE.

Foxy continue the fun tonight for the Hype Machine / Sonos showcase at Brooklyn Bowl. “However, those recordings, as strikingly out-there as they are, gave me no indication of the wholly unique and consummate performance these kids give on stage,” shares VICE. It’s no lie – Foxygen are meant to be experienced in person. They’ll also play Deli NYC’s Mostly Psych Showcase at Pianos on October 19 and FUZZNYC at 59 Canal St. the following night. GO SEE THEM!

How exactly did Foxygen come to name their band? Village Voice has all the answers.

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“Lou Reed, Jim Morrison, and Mick Jagger would be proud of him if not entirely annoyed.”- Pitchfork

“I thought Foxygen was the best thing I saw last night, a confident melange of late ’60s / early ’70s psych pop and glam that was exemplified by the closing number that seemed to merge “Under My Thumb” and “Suspicious Minds” into a new baby.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Wolf People Wax About Wax On Aquarium Drunkard

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We stumbled upon this phrase that was written by some 16th century devotional writer named Samuel Hieron: “Well might they have their eares ticled with some pleasing noise.” And, we’re like, whoah, we think this puritan is talking about us, when we’re listening to Wolf People. As you can tell, we’re still ecstatic about working with the British rock quartet. (Their debut on Jagjaguwar called Tidings, a compilation of their singles, comes out on Feb. 22/23.)

It seems like, before our ears were tickled by Wolf People, Wolf People’s ears were tickled by many others. And Jack Sharp from the band talks about ten albums on the excellent Aquarium Drunkard blog that had some impact on them but that are probably not in your collection. It’s a must read (and listen):

Wolf People: A Musical Cultural Exchange, A Medley (Aquarium Drunkard)

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How Can You Really by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

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