My Morning Download: “Make It Known” by Foxygen (playing The Trocadero in December)

Photo by Angel Ceballos

Foxygen is the bi-Coastal songwriting partnership of Sam France from Olympia, Washington & Jonathan Rado from NYC. This past July they released Take The Kids Off Broadway on Jagjaguwar Records, and just announced a new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, coming out in January. Just off of playing the CMJ music conference in New York, Foxygen were the talk of the town. Reviewing one of their shows (at the Mercury Lounge a week ago), music blogger Bill Pearis from Brooklyn Vegan wrote that Foxygen had “a confident melange of late ’60s / early ’70s psych pop and glam that was exemplified by the closing number that seemed to merge “Under My Thumb” and “Suspicious Minds” into a new baby.” That description nicely summarizes just what the band’s debut collection sounds like; imagine the Stones, Kinks, some soulful glam and the ramshackle charm of the Modern Lovers thrown into the boxing ring, fighting nicely with each other for victory. Foxygen are currently out on tour with Of Montreal and play the The Trocadero on Thursday, December 3rd. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Make It Known” from Take The Kids Off Broadway, and stream a new song, “Shuggie.”

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