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).

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK // Jagjaguwar at SXSW 2013

SWIM.AT.YOUR.OWN.RISK. Jagjaguwar has teamed up with Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian for an OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE and folks, let me tell you, it’s a real winner. Jagjaguwar artists include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Small Black and The Besnard Lakes.

The event takes place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.), and all with wristbands/badges are invited to attend. Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages! See the full showcase schedule below (JAG artists shown in bold). You’ll also find all of our artists’ performance schedules at the end of the post.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage

Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

The Besnard Lakes
3/13 @ 4406 AVE C Pussy Palace (Brooklyn Vegan) 4:30pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Planet Quebec) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 11:30pm
3/15 @ Pussy Palace (BUST) 2:00pm
3/15 @ The Ginger Man (Blurt) 4:45pm

DIANA
3/13 @ Empire Control Room (EXFM/Megablaag) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:40pm

Foxygen
3/13 @ Stage on Sixth (Paste) 2:00pm
3/13 @ Hype Hotel (Aquarium Drunkard) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under the Radar) 2:25pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:55pm
3/16 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) 12:45pm
3/16 @ Hotel San Jose (SXSJ) 4:00pm

Small Black
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 9:05pm
3/15 @ 508 House (C3 – DJ Set) 1:00pm
3/15 @ Lustre Pearle on Rainey (Filter) 9:00pm
3/16 @ Stubb’s BBQ 9:00pm – Official SXSW Showcase w/Vampire Weekend

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
03/13 – 5:30pm – Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop – KEXP Showcase
03/13 – 11pm – Scoot Inn – Life or Death PR Showcase
03/14 – 3:45pm – 1100 Warehouse – Pitchfork Unofficial Day Party
03/14 – 1am – Red 7 – Jagjaguwar Label Showcase
03/15 – 1:50pm – Stubbs BBQ – SPIN Media Official Party
03/16 – 5pm – Old Emos – Brooklyn Vegan

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A BAND YOU SHOULD KNOW // Foxygen Interview Up at NoiseVox

Foxygen’s Sam France and Rado recently met with John Norris for a sweet little interview at NYC’s Webster Hall. Tis always a treat to hear from these two, especially when they are wearing such marvelous shirts. Watch above or at Noisevox.

Foxygen are currently on tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wampire; a tour you’ll be incredibly sorry to miss. You can check out all the dates HERE! Get your tickets in advance for shows are quickly selling out!

VIDEO // Foxygen Eat Burgers, Perform Live for THE FLY


Foxygen – ‘In The Darkness’ on MUZU.TV.

Foxygen – ‘No Destruction’ on MUZU.TV.

Guitar in hand, burger in mouth – it’s a recipe for success. Foxygen stopped by The Fly to perform two songs from their recently released album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (available via SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon). Enjoy “In The Darkness” and “No Destruction” above.

You can witness all the madness in person. Foxygen are on tour now in Europe, with dates in the States starting February 13 at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. What could make this tour even better? Playing it with labelmates Unknown Mortal Orchestra (yes, you’re reading correctly). You’ll find the full schedule HERE.

P.S. For all you New Yorkers, Foxygen has just announced two headlining NYC shows, being that the date with UMO at has now SOLD OUT and all. You can see them live at the Knitting Factory in April and the Mercury Lounge on May 15

LISTEN UP // Foxygen on NPR’s World Cafe

If you’re itchin’ for some more Foxygen, NPR’s World Cafe has your fix! The Foxy boys and touring gang perform songs off their new album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, including  “In The Darkness,“San Francisco,and “Shuggie. Along with the stellar in studio performances, Jonathon Rado and Sam France talk about developing their sound and how the second album differs from Take the Kids Off Broadway. Listen above (click the photo).

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

09/24/14
Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom  w/ Dub Thompson

09/25/14
Santa Fe, NM - Skylight  w/ Dub Thompson

09/27/14
Dallas, TX - INDEX Festival

09/28/14
Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's: Upstairs  w/ Dub Thompson

09/29/14
New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks  w/ Dub Thompson

10/01/14
Atlanta, GA - The Loft - Atlanta  w/ Dub Thompson

10/02/14
Nashville, TN - Exit/In  w/ Dub Thompson, Luke Temple

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