I first heard Foxygen as I was cruising to work, the radio blasting through my stock stereo system in my sporty Subaru (such a cliche). I fumbled for my phone so I could "shazam" it before it vanished from my life forever. My first thought was, "....really...Foxygen?". I mean it's not the most dynamic band name, but the tune was catchy enough for me to do some digging. Turns out they are getting a lot of attention from people that know music. SpinPitchfork, and Sterogum to name a few. Foxygen is the Los Angeles-bred songwriting duo of Sam France (vocals) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards). Both are a young 22 years old, yet their sound has a 6o's feel to it. A little bit Belle & Sebastian at times. Other moments a little psychedelic. Sometimes trying to define a genre for a band is harder than describing the intricacies of a fine wine. And it often sounds ridiculous. So take a listen for yourself. The new album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, was just released at the end of January this year. For more information, downloads, news, videos, and to order the new LP go to

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