A fun, nutty video from the boys in Foxygen for one of my favorite tracks from their latest album, which you can check a review for below. If you dig on ghost towns, cowboy hats, car crashes, and weird faces, then this video will totally be up your alley. Enjoy!
This time around, the singer-songwriter duo known as Foxygen writes an album with much more focus and cohesion than 2011′s Take the Kids off Broadway. 21st Century Ambassadors is simply one neatly crafted retro pop jam after another.
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Foxygen drops a strange video for the song “Shuggie,” which features an array of characters who are completely infatuated with a mysterious black box. While there’s no real explanation as to what makes the black box so damn interesting–or delicious–it does highlight the absurdity of obsessions people can form over objects. Props to Ulysses///Onasis on the video direction. They’ve also worked on some visual projects with Damien Jurado and Richard Swift
Look for Foxygen’s next album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, on January 22nd via Jagjaguwar. Check out my review of the band’s Take the Kids Off Broadway EP right here.
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!
With the same colorful, schizophrenic personality that powered the last track I blogged about from Foxygen, “Waitin’ 4 U” evokes too many sounds to name. The funny part is they’re all revisited with this joyously sloppy performance that’s lovingly complimented with meticulously crafted pianos, synths, background vocals, and sound effects. My point: the 3:20 mark.
Foxygen’s new EP will be out later this month on Jagjaguwar, but it’s streaming in full on Bandcamp right now. The duo is also heading out on tour this month. Read the dates below:
07/05/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Bass Drum of Death & DZ Deathrays
07/19/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ La Sera & Magic Trick & DJ Mario Orduno
07/20/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/23/12 Los Angeles, CA – Origami Records In-store performance
07/25/12 Gottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
07/26/12 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/27/12 Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/28/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/29/12 Olympia, WA – Northern
08/07/12 San Franciso, CA – Wood Shoppe at Brick and Mortar Music Hall w/ No and Dylan Shearer
09/11/12 Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s Slice & Fungarden w/ Moonface
09/12/12 San Francisco , CA – The Independent w/ Moonface
09/13/12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place w/ Moonface
09/14/12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
09/15/12 Las Vegas , NV – Beauty Bar w/ Moonface
09/16/12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Moonface
09/17/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room w/ Moonface
09/19/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Moonface
If you’ve been keeping up with my videos, then you know how much I’ve fallen for this new, up-and-coming singer-songwriter duo known as Foxygen. They’ve got a new EP titled Take the Kids Off Broadway coming this July on Jagjaguwar, but the band has this EP streaming in full on Bandcamp right now. So feel free to listen, pre-order, and all that jazz.