Monday, September 29, 2014

Stream Foxygen's New Album, ...And Star Power, Via NPR Music & CBC Music

"the real subject here is excess in all its forms: the unhinged vocal performances, the worship of '70s power pop, the way experiments are both embraced and quickly, unceremoniously discarded. Renowned for its shambolic early live shows, Foxygen's Sam France and Jonathan Rado know how to keep one foot on each side of the line separating barely contained genius from undisciplined indulgence."  
-- NPR Music's "First Listen"

"California psych-pop band Foxygen sound like a different era. Not a specific different era. Just some time period that is a blur of the '60s, '70s, and '80s, when people didn't wear shoes and spent their days just spinning in circles with arms outstretched and eyes fixed directly at the sun." -- Vulture

"Foxygen put on what was easily the wildest, least predictable show of the night. There were glammed-up backup singers and synchronized dances. Lead vocalist Sam France entered the crowd at least half a dozen times, toppled over amps and borrowed some legwork from Tina Turner. He performed songs Todd Rundgren would be proud of, stole moves from Mick Jagger, and provoked like a young Beck. . . This was purely cathartic rock and roll excess." -- LA Weekly

"'How Can You Really' is a totally excellent bit of Cali psych pop bursting with joyous melodies that will engulf you in sweetness and light." -- Stereogum

"it turns out that singer Sam France is totally believable (and even kind of refreshing) as a soft-rock sweet-talker." -- SPIN

Described as "the radio station you can only hear if you believe," Foxygen's ...And Star Power, the follow-up to 2013's widely praised, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magicis now available to stream in its 82-minute entirety for two weeks via NPR Music's "First Listen" and CBC Music's "First Play." It's a morphing, splice-and-paste journey through soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers, featuring a range of guest stars, including Wayne CoyneBleachedOf Montreal's Kevin Barnes, and White Fence's Tim Presley. Multiple listens are highly encouraged to fully discover all there is to enjoy with this complex and highly entertaining album.

The nine-piece Star Power band is Jonathan Rado (keys), Sam France (vocals), Shaun Fleming (drums),Justin Nijssen (bass), Jared Walker (guitar), Kevin Basko (guitar), and backup vocalists: Jaclyn Cohen,Emily PanicNina Joly. They kicked off their North American tour last week and continue on the road for the next month-plus.


"How Can You Really" video - 
"Cosmic Vibrations" stream - 
"Hang" video (Live on KEXP) - 

Mon. Sep. 29 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 2 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 3 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 4 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 5 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 8 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 9 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le National w/ Dub Thompson, Heat
Tue. Oct. 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 25 - Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 29 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 - Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 - London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 - Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 - Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

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