Foxygen brilliantly melds the sounds of bands, such as The Ramones and Pink Floyd, and incorporates
them into witty, neo-psychedelic pop that hipsters and punks alike have quickly embraced. Their unique composition and expansive
variety of instrumental knowledge put their catalog right alongside some of music's most renowned artists. Singles like "Shuggie"
(a tribute to Shuggie Otis, an American-born multi-instrumentalist born in the early 50s) have a simple, catchy melody that
sounds vaguely similar to The Beatles. Their newest single "How Can You Really" has become a fast favorite on the indie rock
circuit. Their throwback sound and experimental style earns them their spot among even the most critical of vinyl collectors.
The best way to experience the music of Foxygen is in person. You can catch Foxygen at top-notch venues like Music Hall of
Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York; Webster Hall in New York, New York; Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Paradise
Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts; The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan; Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado; Fillmore
in San Francisco, California; as well as Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas.
in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village, California, in 2005, founding members Sam France and Jonathan Rado met as high
school freshmen. After bonding over the underground cult "rockumentary" Dig, and discovering musical genius Anton Newcombe,
they aspired to also try their hand at mastering a vast array of instruments. Throughout their four years of high school,
they single-handedly released nearly a dozen independently recorded and self-distributed albums. For a brief period in college,
the two friends parted ways moving to opposite sides of the country. They additionally pursued other musical endeavors. But
the chemistry the two had was undeniable, and after leaving behind their bands, they reunited in 2011, coming back stronger
and more disciplined than ever. And, you can sense that their relationship with each other makes a huge impact on the success
of the band. During their regrouping two more joined in: Shaun Fleming and Justin Nijssen. Their first collective (also self-released)
project, Take the Kids Off Broadway, was given to Richard Swift at a Mynabirds show in the Big Apple. Soon after, they inked
a deal with the super indie label, Jagjaguwar. As busy and dedicated to Foxygen as they are, each of the four members is currently
working on independent side projects. Founding member Rado has also contributed his talents to the acclaimed Flaming Lips'
record "The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down.. What A Sound," which is a reworking of The Stone Roses debut album.
Foxygen's full-length albums include: Take The Kids Off Broadway (2012); We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors
of Peace & Magic (2013); and the soon-to-be-released, And Star Power (anticipated in October 2014). Their earlier EPs
include Electric Sun Machine (2005); Catfood Dogfood, Motor Oil (2005); Jurrasic Exxplosion Phillipic (2007); Ghettoplastikk!
(2009); Kill Art (2009); EP 2011 (2011).
Do you know where the name Foxygen came from?
No, it isn't an animal/elemental hybrid. France gives a vague, 22-year-old style answer: "It was something my friend said
about a guy who was attractive. She said he was sexy or hot, or that he was her foxygen, or something like that. We were probably
about 13. I don't know why, but it stuck," according to a Pitchfork interview.
Foxygen Concert Experience
guys are serious about their music. Their drive and dedication to keeping the sound of the 60s and 70s alive has given them
the right to play along with the greatest names in popular music today. They have played nearly every major music festival
in the past two years, including SXSW, Coachella, Sweetlife, Pitchfork, Pickathon Music Fest, Austin City Limits, Solid Sound
and Firefly. Pretty good for a bunch of college-aged dudes. But brace yourself and bring safety gear when experiencing the
rowdy and random antics of this young and rebellious group. These foul-mouthed, comedic talents are more than a band. They
are performers. Never known for their repetition, Foxygen feeds off of the heckling front-row fans. Lead singer France goes
on tangents of non-sequiturs and has a reputation for creating chaos. And the crowd, oddly enough, thrives on it. As headliners
performing a show at Minneapolis' famed First Avenue Mainroom, the ever-avant-garde France barely made it through their first
song, "On Blue Mountain," before toppling off the speaker and landing somewhere between the stage and the crowd. The other
members, being either oblivious or unconcerned for their flailing frontman, played through the song. It just goes to show
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