FOXYGEN

Foxygen and Star Power is the Los Angeles songwriting duo of 24-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado. In†May 2011, France and Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of this homemade mini-opus†Take the Kids Off Broadway†(Jagjaguwar, 2012)†to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club.†The duo, who had just mixed and burned the disc that very night, had been devotees of Swift's outsider-pop oeuvre since high school, when they first began recording their own pubescent forays into oddball rock n' roll (At least a dozen records were finished before they graduated high school).† Foxygen left the venue that night unsure whether Swift would truly listen or sling the disc into a dumpster on his way out. You're reading this right now because Swift did listen. In fact, he fucking flipped for Foxygen's bugged out, esoteric majesty and called upon them immediately to say as much. Eight months later, Foxygen was holed up for a week-long recording session at Swift's neo-legendary National Freedom studio, creating what †became their breakthrough,†We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic†(Jagjaguwar, 2013), a precocious and cocksure joyride across California psychedelia. 2013 saw the mercurial success of†21st Century, and with it, heightened demands for tour planning, added press days, demands on resources, the sacrifice of personal relationships, and the indefinite delay of recording plans. The quick-fire success made for an altogether turbulent 2013 for the band.†Foxygen's always captivating live performances shifted from eruptive to sometimes frightening -- and then, just put on ice altogether.†But†at the close of 2013,†France and Rado found secret sanctuary in their new studio, Dream Star, and holing up in some of LA's most famous hotels for more recording. Writing music together is what their friendship has always thrived upon. At Dream Star in the northernmost passage of LA's valley, they reformed as a punk band called Star Power. And the result, the svelte, 82-minute ...And Star Power,†is a morphing, splice-and-paste journey through soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers. Foxygen, now expanded into a 9-piece touring machine as Star Power, calls the album†"a cinematic, auditory adventure†for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...the radio station you can only hear if you believe."†

ON TOUR // Foxygen Announces New Summer And Fall Tour Dates

(photo credit: Cara Robbins)

Photo credit: Cara Robbins

After just finishing two buzzed about performances at Wilco‘s Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts and Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, the boys of Foxygen aren’t ready to hang up their touring hats just yet.

Starting with Forecastle on July 13th the band is hitting other big festivals inlcuding Pitchfork on July 21st, Pickathon in early August, and Austin City Limits in October with many more dates in between. Peep the full list of cities below with the new dates in bold.

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WATCH // Foxygen LIVE at Hype Machine’s “Hype Motel” Showcase at SXSW ’13

During this past SXSW, Foxygen graced the Hype Motel Showcase with their electric stage presence and energetic brand of psych-rock. ¬†Hype Machine just posted a great video of Foxygen’s performance so even if you weren’t there, you can experience them live right from computer! ¬†Watch the video above and then check out their tour dates HERE which includes a bunch of summer festival appearances so chances are high you will see these boys strutting their stuff right before your eyes!

Also, if you somehow haven’t had a chance yet to grab Foxygen’s full album, get it on iTunes¬†HERE.

Jonathan Rado Stepping Out With First Solo Record – ‘Law and Order’

You know him as half of the Foxygen force. Now Jonathan Rado is stepping out with his first solo record. Titled Law and Order, the album will be available on Woodsist come September 3. Get the first (and much anticipated) listen with the track “Faces,” featuring White Fence’s Tim Presley.

 
Rado and the rest of Foxygen will play a couple of shows this summer. You can check out all their upcoming dates HERE.

HEY, Here’s a New Foxygen “No Destruction” Video

Ole Foxygen are at it again. Here we are with a new [old] video for their song “No Destruction.” Why it’s a modern day Western! It’s an ode to adolescence! But really, you’re looking at a mix of newly filmed video plus a bit of footage from Foxy’s high school days; clips from The Legend of Colonel Bedlum and the Salty Biscuits (2005), Metronome (2007), Here’s Another One, Jon! (2008), The Buffalo Son (2009), and more included! The video was directed by Sam and Rado’s childhood friend Bryan Felber. WATCH ABOVE!

DON’T WAIT TO GET YOUR “NO DESTRUCTION” b/w “WHERE’S THE MONEY?” 7″! The single is out on May 28 and available for pre-order at SC Distribution.

Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
How Can You Really by Foxygen
No Destruction by Foxygen
Make It Known by Foxygen

03/28/15
Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest

03/29/15
Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre

03/31/15
Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

04/02/15
Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

04/03/15
Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival

04/04/15
St. Louis, MO - Firebird

04/06/15
Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner

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