Chicago – It’s been a busy year for Foxygen, the LA-based duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado. Since the release of their third full-length album, the “warm and full and huge” (SPIN) Hang, they’ve performed on CONAN, toured the country as a 9-piece, been name-dropped in a Google Home commercial, covered Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” for Amazon’s Songs of Summer playlist, crafted original music for Amazon’s An
London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, we preview some new music that has taken our fancy over the past seven days. Foxygen, the eclectic LA-based duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, has a new video for the surprisingly brief “Upon A Hill”, a track off the band’s latest album, Hang. The piece
Chicago – Last week Foxygen took the Windy City by storm. The LA psychedelic rockers sold out two shows at Lincoln Hall, and their performance on Chicago’s WGN Morning News was the talk of the town. Even English rockers Temples swung by Lincoln Park to watch frontman Sam France put “the LA in Chicago.” With
Seattle – The most important fact you need to know about Foxygen’s new album …And Star Power is that it is not simply just a record. It is a complete musical experience. Sam France and Jonathan Rado have come back strong after the success of their first full-length last year and produced a double album
Child stars, swallowed up and spat out by the Hollywood machine at an early age, tend to grow up into destruction and despair. But 26-year-old former Disney voice actor Shaun Fleming – also known as Diane Coffee – is a man not afraid to veer off script in anything he does. Whether trading the
Jonathan Rado, the co-founder and backbone of his emerging main music vehicle Foxygen, offers his first solo LP “Law and Order” on the heels of what’s been a breakout year for Foxygen after the west coast psychedelic pop vibes from their second studio album “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic”.
Foxygen lead singer Sam France prowled the stage like the drunken bastard child of Jim Morrison, climbing up the stage rafters after just the first song while smashing his head with a microphone at any opportune moment. He desperately wanted our attention, and needless to say it was hard not to give it to him.
Our newest L.A.-based contributor Josh Calixto took on the new Charli XCX record, True Romance, which he described as “the perfect setting for good pop, and True Romance is a prime example of what the genre can still offer to a generation jaded by top 40 radio stations and terrified of internet backlash.” In interviews,
SXSW is electric – everywhere and we do mean each street, bar, corner, park, coffee shop, parking lot and grocery store is bursting at the seams with people indulging in good music. With the worlds best new bands taking to stages just blocks away from one another, our time in Austin has become a delightful
Happy Monday! Allow us to help you start your week with our Mixtape #3, featuring tracks from all our Best Song nominees in the Newbie Awards, plus tracks from last week’s live review of Saskatchewan and Vensaire at Glasslands in Brooklyn, and Katrina’s favorite track from The Babies’ new album, which she reviewed. Bonus track: