Foxygen

One of my favorite new duos is a little group from Westlake Village, CA called Foxygen. Their first LP, Take the Kids Off Broadway, was released earlier this year in July via Jagjaguwar, and the music on the release was a mix between the Beatles and the Brian Jonestown Massacre with a hint of early Rolling Stones — so yeah, really cool.

Last week, Foxygen decided to give us all an early Christmas gift by releasing the Ulysses///Onasis-directed video for “Shuggie,” a track off their upcoming sophomore album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, set to come out next month on January 22nd. The track has a cool electro shuffle that meets a Bowie-style breakdown/chorus. If you are a fan of MGMT or music of that nature, this album and video should be right up your alley.

The video is shot entirely in black and white, which usually I am not a fan of, but I feel for some reason the technique really fits this video. The concept seems to center around the idea of a box, whether it be store-bought or man-made, psychologically speaking. It’s nothing ground-breaking in the visual department, but if you’re like me and read way too much into sociology, then you will probably get a kick out of the ending.

Pre-Order We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic and pick up tickets to Foxygen’s February 15th show with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Echoplex in Los Angeles.

Foxygen Tour Dates:

11/29 – London, UK – Electrowerkz #
11/30 – Paris, FR – La Mecanique Ondulatoire %
12/01 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
12/07 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording @
12/08 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom *
12/09 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
12/09 – Chicago, IL – Saki &
12/10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
12/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall *
12/12 – Boston, MA – Paradise *
12/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre *
12/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
12/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
02/13 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall $
02/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex $
02/16 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar $
02/18 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace $
02/19 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova $
02/20 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk $
02/21 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s $
02/22 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s $
02/23 – Atlanta, GA – 529 $
03/03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore $
03/04 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar $
03/06 – Holland, MI – Knickerbocker Theater at Hope College $
03/08 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub $
03/09 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird $
03/11 – Norman, OK – Opolis $
03/12 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada $
03/18 – Denver, CO – Lerimer Lounge $
03/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge $
03/22 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile $
03/23 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club ^

# with Ms Mr
% with X-Ray Eyeballs
& with Angel Olson
@ with Triptides
* with Of Montreal
$ with Unkown Mortal Orchestra & Wampire
^ with Unkown Mortal Orchestra, Wampire, & Blessed Feathers

For more info:

Foxygen Bandcamp