Foxygen Album Review


By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

Up-and-coming band Foxygen’s new album contains significantly less mention of cute animals or scientific elements than expected, but what it does contain is some of the most refreshing indie-pop to be released so far this year.

The album, ironically taking extensive amounts of oxygen to say in one breath, is entitled “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic,” and was released in January on Jagjaguwar, the label indie Jesus Bon Iver is also signed to.

The most popular song on the album, San Francisco, encompasses the band’s sound well: evoking images of beautiful cities with their skillful placement of guitar riffs, drums, and flutes, accompanied by lead singer Sam France’s soft, foggy voice, Foxygen creates a perfect combination. The album gets less sweet at other moments, showing obvious influence from the Rolling Stones and the like.

One of the band’s strongest points is their lyrics – with clever references and lines to make you both laugh and think such as “There’s no need to be an asshole, you’re not in Brooklyn anymore.”

For a musical ride you won’t want to get off of, Google this album and take a listen – your fingers might get tired typing the whole title, but I promise, it’s worth it.