Foxygen had a wild 2013, one that most people will remember for all the drama that the band endured. Unfortunately all that seemed to overshadow the fact that they released We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, an album that landed on my best albums of 2013 list.
I assumed it would be a while before we heard new music from the guys, but that’s far from the case. They’ve announced that they got a new album on the way, and it’s an epic. It’s called …And Star Power and features 24-tracks, running at a lengthy 82-minutes. Wow. Read the rest of this entry »
Foxygen have released a tripped out, Jim Morrison-esque video for “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”, featuring lead singer Sam France freaking out while in a cemetery. It was directed by William Doyle.
Foxygen’s video for We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic highlight “No Destruction” is a good one. It shows the band in a famous lifestyle during a western-style era, as well as flashing back to their early days with some old home-movie footage. Check it out below, It was directed by Bryan Felber. Read the rest of this entry »
A few days ago I shared Foxygen’sTake Away Show performance of “On Blue Mountain,” without realizing they did another video with “In the Darkness” and “No Destruction.” Watch them play it while almost stealing fruit and scaring more crowds of school-children.
Foxygen performed a great take away version of “Blue Mountain” for La Blogotheque while the band was in Paris. It features them playing it while hanging out and smoking cigarettes with schoolkids. It’s pretty special.
Last October Foxygen delivered what would come to be my favorite performance of CMJ 2012. The band played in a tiny Chinese restaurant located on Canal Street and left quite the impression. Their set was an exuberant mix of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bowie, that exploded into the night and left me wholeheartedly impressed. Last year they released the solid Take The Kids Off Broadway EP, which is an excellent release on its own, but their debut album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic is the fully formed next step that should propel these guys to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »
Personally, Foxygen are one of the best things going right now. One listen to their single “San Francisco” will explain why. It has a timeless wistful nature about it that gives you a feeling of nostalgia as the catchy chorus kicks in.
Today they released the music video for “San Francisco” and it’s a good one. Very Wes Anderson like, but it ellegantly captures the feel of the song, so a job well done to the director
It’s taken from their debut album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, whichcomes out January 22 via Jagjaguwar.
After a stunning CMJ showing, Foxygen are one of my favorite new acts. I’m very excited to see what their debut album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic will bring to us when it comes out next January 22 via Jagjaguwar.
The band are definitely eccentric, and the video for the album’s first single “Shuggie” definitely doesn’t argue against that as it shows various people bonding and struggling with a strange black box.
By Will Oliver, October 24th 2012 — with 4 comments
Foxygen were another member of the bands receiving gracious buzz at CMJ this year, and they totally deserved it. From the minute they started playing I knew they were something special. They rocked it hard, sounding almost like a new Rolling Stones/The Kinks. There was a gritty, gutsy, punch to the songs that creating quite a stir of energy at Fuzz NYC, which is really a small Chinese reasturant that had karaoke videos running in the background.
Not that this mattered, because I’m pretty sure these guys would rock the shit out of any venue that you threw them in. They went from rocking out to freakish-experimental rockouts in the Ariel Pink area. They were a young energetic bunch that I can safely call one of my favorite new bands. Can’t wait until they release their debut full-length, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. It’s gonna be a good one.