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Foxygen are back with a new album called “Seeing Other People”. It is due out April 26th via Jagjaguwar Records, and its lead single “Livin’ a Lie” has been released today. The track comes with a music video directed by previous collaborator Alessandra Lichtenfeld. It was filmed in Calabasas and the band’s hometown of Westlake Village, California in the wake of the Woolsey wildfires.

Foxygen – “Livin’ A Lie,” taken from ’Seeing Other People,’ out April 26th, 2019 on Jagjaguwar Records.

Seeing Other People was produced by Foxygen, engineered and mixed by Shawn Everett, and features superstar drummer Jim Keltner. It follows 2017’s Hang. “I remember a quote from [Jonathan] Rado sticking with the press a few years ago about how we’d lived every rock’n’roll cliche in, about, one year,” Foxygen’s Sam France said in a statement. “Well, here’s the album about it. Another movie. I don’t know what’s next. But here’s a snapshot of it all.”

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The duo’s new single arrives with a music video filmed in California in the wake of the Woolsey fires

releases April 26, 2019

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Foxygen have announced a brand new album. Titled ‘Seeing Other People’, the full-length is previewed by a lead single ‘Livin’ A Lie’, Arriving alongside a video directed by previous collaborator Alessandra Lichtenfeld, it was filmed in Calabasas and the band’s hometown of Westlake Village, California following the Woolsey wildfires.

“I remember a quote from [fellow band member Jonathan] Rado sticking with the press a few years ago about how we’d lived every rock’n’roll cliche in, about, one year,” Sam France explains in a statement. “Well, here’s the album about it. Another movie. I don’t know what’s next. But here’s a snapshot of it all.”

‘Seeing Other People’ was produced by Foxygen, mixed by Shawn Everett, and features drums by Jim Keltner. Following on from 2017’s ‘Hang’, its set for release on 26th April

Californian duo Foxygen has released Livin’ a Lie, which layers a myriad of instruments from synths to guitars and strings. The track is the first glimpse of “Seeing Other People”, their upcoming album due out 26th April.  on Jagjaguwar Records

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Foxygen is the Big Bang of two combusting minds. It’s the splayed Galaxy of polar geniuses Sam France and Jonathan Rado. It’s a handshake with a knife behind your back. A cosmic, Californian death-game of highway chicken. A sleepless night in a five star hotel. Truth or dare. Foxygen is the risk of pushing your best friend off the ledge just to see if they can fly. You listen to this album properly. You take in each moment. Each new melody that threads forward from the fingertips of one of this generation’s finest piano men in Jonathan Rado. And you fall in line behind Sam France’s sprawling and reckless lyric. Witness his mastery. Feel them struggle against the walls of their own creations. Follow them there. To the perimeter. To the exit sign. And let your eyes fog up with thoughts like ‘For at least this moment I understand how cold blooded and beautiful I am.’ Notice that the two young guys aren’t there anymore. They’re outside looking for another joint to haunt. They’re already out of sight.

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And now you’re on a train. Facing the wrong way so the trees are passing in front of you. And you’re looking forward but everything is getting further away. These nowhere towns somehow sound good. Like the city is heavy, but out here we float a little bit. America is too big of a boat to sink. Don’t sink baby. Hang.

Released January 20th, 2017

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I’m so excited to share the first taste of Jonathan Rado from the band Foxygen full album cover of Bruce Springsteen’s legendary 1975 LP Born to Run, Its the second release from the specialist Sounds Delicious .

It’s a sprawling, springy jam and we think Rado has nailed it. The song premiered earlier this week. Here is what Rado had to say about covering The Boss:

“I’m recording ‘Born to Run’ by the Boss, one of my favorite records of all time – also one of the highest grossing records of all time. I’ve always wondered though, what it would sound like if Bruce had recorded this deep into his ‘Nebraska’ home-recording phase. Like, what would it sound like if he made ‘Born to Run’ at home & played all the instruments? I’m gearing up to find out (on this week’s diners drive-ins and dives).”

This second release follows Yumi Zoumas widely praised cover album of UK Brit pop band Oasis “Whats The Story Morning Glory (which is officially sold out). The record received accolades from many bloggers and more. Here are a few of my favorite quotes about the album: (from critics and members!)

 

“This first Sounds Delicious release arrived today and has left me feeling humbled and amazed […] I just realized this made me a thousand times more excited about having backed this on Kickstarter in the first place, as I suspect there will be more nice surprises in store that hit me in ways I’d never expect.” .

It’s been such a thrill to see the records making their way into backers’ and members’ hands. Please continue to tag your pics #turntablekitchen and #soundsdelicious.

This release is exclusive to SOUNDS DELICIOUS and vinyl-only (although the record includes a digital download of the album) – so the only way to get a copy is by joining the club. If the Yumi Zouma (which sold out less than a week after we started shipping it) is any indication, this one will go fast.

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From Jonathan Rado’s full album cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run.

Available exclusively from Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription service: www.turntablekitchen.com/sounds-delicious/

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Menace Beach – Lemon Memory

“Lemon Memory” is, for Menace Beach at least, an exercise in restraint, the fuzz and distortion turned down, a big last chorus avoided. Liza explains, “The one ‘rule’ thing we went into the album session with was to keep in mind that sometimes doing The Opposite is much more interesting”. Liza takes the lead vocal as she does on much of “Lemon Memory”. Indeed, if debut LP Ratworld was Ryan’s record, “Lemon Memory” is very much a Liza record. Ryan explains “Liza got that look in the eye and a head-down-blinkers-on thing, and only a moron would try and get in the way of that. It’s all about keeping those ideas in their purest form and diluting as little as possible.”

Written in Ibiza and recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton (MIA, Arctic Monkeys, The Fall) “Lemon Memory” is in part an effort to lift a citrus based curse – trust us, it’s a real thing – Ryan and Liza believe was placed on their house, via the hexbreaking power of music. It’s also the sound of a band finding their own identity, edging closer to some sort of grimy truth.

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Foxygen – Hang 

On their first proper studio record, the Los Angeles pair once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band! Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, Hang was recorded with the brothers rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, also known as the Lemon Twigs, and features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, Hang was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.

Lead single, “Follow The Leader,” is one of the album’s most upbeat songs. As described by the band, “it was a blast to make! It’s a positive anthem, with some lyrical scenarios we don’t quite understand.” The song’s video was directed Cameron Dutra (who directed Foxygen’s “San Francisco” video).

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It’s with great excitement that Cherry Glazerr announces their new album, Apocalipstick, out January 20th. The band’s first album for Secretly Canadian was recorded at Hollywood’s iconic Sunset Sound studio with acclaimed producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Bleached, M83, Paramore).

To celebrate, the band is sharing “Nurse Ratched,” which was written by lead singer Clementine Creevy as she mused on the evil Nurse Ratched character in Ken Kesey’s masterpiece, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The track’s slasher flick video is directed by horror film director/producer Roxanne Benjamin, who is known for her films Southbound and V/H/S, among other work. Perfectly timed for its release on Halloween, watch as what appears to be an innocent albeit bizarre hitchhiking ride turns into a bloody massacre. “Nurse Ratched” is the second single to be heard from the forthcoming record and follows the previously shared “Told You I’d Be With Guys.”

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Proper Ornaments is the project of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (Toy, Pink Flames). Debut LP ‘Wooden Head’ (FortunaPop 2014) perfected the unique slant of their previous work. James and Max started out writing the follow-up in January 2015. On ‘Foxhole’ they’ve sliced away a whole stratum of their sound, removing some distortion and lowering the frequency of plectrum strokes to allow more nuanced, piano-led ideas to emerge.

The title isn’t a reference to Television’s jaunty proto-punk record but seems to be more of a dark, protective interior, a head space sketched out on ‘Jeremy’s Song’. While their particularly recognisable production style (a bright, frozen counterpoint to the airless mixes one encounters more often) remains, three things stand out as likely reasons for the shift in mood. By the time they got around to recording again in James’ bedroom in Finsbury Park that Summer, the instability around the recording of ‘Wooden Head’ (and the five years before) had slid into a deep and seething acrimony. Second, they both bought pianos. Third, when the band, with Daniel Nellis and Bobby Syme joining on bass and drums went to record at Tin Room in Hackney in June, the pinch wheel on the 8 track machine was broken and somehow no one noticed. All but one recording, ‘The Frozen Stare,’ was hopelessly warped, so they went and did it all again from scratch back at James’. “We ended up doing the whole thing there as the atmosphere suited the direction of the foxhole and we were more comfortable working on it in our own time,” says James.

That’s why the record has a laid back, conversational, not imposing or anxious feel in my opinion. If ‘Always There’ was the most melodically fluid but dimly lit point of the first record, there are another half album of songs here at least that are as strikingly gorgeous and unsettling. ‘Memories,’ ‘Just a Dream,’ ‘The Frozen Stare’ and ‘When We Were Young’ are in this mould, as is the icy, slightly devastated goodbye that closes the record ‘The Devils,’ filled out with piano reminiscent of Big Star’s ‘Third’ or Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ and cracked double bass.

I found Foxygen’s last album to be an ambitious, in parts brilliant, sometimes frustratingly long album. With a duo like Sam France and Jonathan Rado, two insanely talented musicians; there’s bound to be an album like that in their catalog. They’re back here with Hang out via the fine folks of Jagjaguwar Records and by the looks of it, the album appears to be more focused in nature. Here’s some info from their PR machine.
On their first proper studio record, the Los Angeles pair once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band! Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, Hang was recorded with the brother rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, also known as the Lemon Twigs, and features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, Hang was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.

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Foxygen, the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, have shared the brand new video  ‘On Lankershim’, the latest track taken from impending new album ‘Hang’, out 20th January on Jagjaguwar Records.

On their first proper studio record, the Los Angeles duo once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band.

Every song on “Hang” features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, “Hang” was recorded with the Lemon Twigs brother rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, and also features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, “Hang” was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.

The video, a lo-fi VHS-style excursion across Foxygen’s LA, comes after lead single ‘Follow The Leader’ and a sold-out London showcase at Oslo, Hackney.

Foxygen – “On Lankershim” from ‘Hang’ out on January 20th, 2017 on Jagjaguwar Records

The band will return to the UK on Feb 27th, for a show at KOKO, after a short run of European dates.

When you can get a real reaction out of David Letterman, a jaded and sarcastic old motherfucker who’s probably seen everything, Whatever happens for the rest of their careers, the members of Foxygen can say that they did that. Last night, the L.A. psych-poppers made their TV debut on Letterman, playing How Can You Really,” the first single from their 2014 double album …”And Star Power”. They seized that moment for everything it was worth. They brought a huge backing band, including an energetically choreographed trio of backup singers, and they played with all the spazzy, erratic glam-rock energy they could summon. It was quite a sight. Letterman loved it: “That’s all we’re looking for, for god’s sakes! No more phone calls! We have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!” Watch it all happen below.

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I really could be back in the late 60’s or early 70’s with this track from the FOXYGEN man Johnathan Rado. After two great albums with the band FOXYGEN Jonathan Rado took some time out after a two year tour and recorded a solo album,