Artist Profile: FOXYGEN


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BLOG: WATCH: FOXYGEN TURNS LETTERMAN INTO A GLAM ROCK DANCE PARTY
Foxygen had an all out winning performance on Late Show With David Letterman. The LA based glam rock outfit burst onto stage in their first network television debut with about as much energy as a kid who just ate an entire candy store....
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BLOG: ALBUM REVIEW: FOXYGEN
... And Star Power, Foxygen's latest offering, possesses a certain charm; if only this charm wasn't so thin....
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BLOG: FOXYGEN DROPS TRIPPY NEW SINGLE 'COSMIC VIBRATIONS'
This October, Foxygen is set to release their new album And Star Power. Their newest single "Cosmic Vibrations" provides a glimpse of the impending strangeness the Californian duos album will likely expand upon....
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BLOG: FOXYGEN PERFORM ELECTRIFYING NEW SONG 'CAN'T CONTEXTUALIZE MY MIND'
Last week, indie-rock duo Foxygen revealed their new album And Star Power, and shared their striking new single, "How Can You Really....
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BLOG: FOXYGEN SPINOFF DIANE COFFEE COVERS THE BEACH BOYS' 'KOKOMO'
Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming chose to highlight his favorite song of summer by covering The Beach Boys' 1988 classic "Kokomo" through his musical alter-ego Diane Coffee....
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BLOG: FOXYGEN'S JONATHAN RADO MAINTAINS NOSTALGIC MOJO IN SOLO DEBUT
Foxygen has shown how fun they can be live, as we saw when they performed at Hype Hotel back in March....
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BLOG: FOXYGEN SWARMS HYPE HOTEL WITH A PSYCHEDELIC CHILL
Photo By Jesse DeFlorio The sounds emanating from San Francisco have long been new and exciting; however, one of the scene's most promising up-and-coming products has turned "contemporary" music on its head....
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ALBUM REVIEW: FOXYGEN... AND STAR POWER
...And Star Power, Foxygen's latest offering, possesses a certain classic charm. Here is the rare concept album that's confident enough to tells its story not through straightforward narrative lyrics, but via sound; makes its tale known by the inclusion of intentional technological artifacts, such as the sounds of popping and scratching; the way each song seems to be taking place on the same radio station; and the range of musical styles on display....
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Artist Bio

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 Anderson-ization 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.
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