Some vintage pop rock with schizophrenic tendencies on this new Foxygen track, “Shuggie,” which is set to come off the band’s next album, which is ambitiously titled We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. It’ll be out January 22nd via Jagjaguwar–you know, the same label that released that great EP the band put together in 2011.
And just like the material that’s on that EP, “Shuggie” shifts without warning from one idea to the next. The subdued intro is paired with some pretty moody vocals, and a mellotron-esque keyboard melody. The whole thing reminds me of the Unicorns a bit, but the big showbiz chorus around 1:20 goes down a completely different path–I’m not even gonna get into the funk breakdown around 2:30.
Again, Jan 22nd! Mark it on your calendar!