“Rock and roll for the skull” was a phrase Patti Smith used in a record review she wrote for Creem magazine in 1973 of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard, A True Star. It’s also a phrase that Foxygen use to describe their new album, …And Star Power, a collection of 24 new songs being released on October 14th (Jagjaguwar).
Foxygen describe the new record as:
A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, songs that morph into each other, weaving in and out of the head like UFO radio transmission skullkrush music. ADHD star power underground revolution. Soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. Process is the point. A kaleidoscoping view. Blasphemy even the gods smile one. Rock and roll for the skull.
The band has released the soft rock inspired, Todd Rundgren-esque, feel good song “How Can You Really,” that you can watch below. They play Union Transfer on Friday, October 10th.
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