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Foxygen began as the classic rock-leaning experimental pop project of multi-instrumentalists Sam France and Jonathan Rado. The two grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Westlake Village and started the band in 2005 as 15-year-old high school freshmen. Apart from sharing a voracious love of classic albums from the Ramones to Led Zeppelin, the two bonded over a shared inspiration after watching the rockumentary Dig together. Learning that Anton Newcombe, mastermind behind the Brian Jonestown Massacre and key subject of the film, played up to 75 different instruments on his band's albums inspired the youths to learn as many different instruments as possible themselves. The pair worked on about ten home-recorded, self-distributed albums in their high school days, eventually parting ways when it was time to go off to college. France went west to Olympia and Rado to New York, and they both played in other bands, feeling mostly unsatisfied with their new projects. France made a brief trek out to the East Coast in 2011 and Foxygen constructed the schizophrenic and Stones-steeped Take the Kids Off Broadway. The album saw release in the summer of 2012 on mega indie label Jagjaguwar. A more realized full-length followed in early 2013 in the form of the Richard Swift-produced We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. The album was met with great reviews and Foxygen soon found themselves touring non-stop internationally, with France developing a reputation for antagonistic and sometimes violent stage antics. Foxygen followed up their critically lauded first few albums in late 2014 with the densely stuffed double album ...And Star Power. The duo returned in 2016 with their fourth official release, Hang. The record was accompanied by a symphony orchestra during recording, and featured guest contributions from the Lemon Twigs and the Flaming Lips' Steve Drozd. ~ Fred Thomas
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  1.   Song
  2.   Shuggie
  3.   San Francisco
  4.   Make It Known
  5.   No Destruction
  6.   Follow the Leader
  7.   How Can You Really
  8.   On Blue Mountain
  9.   Oh Yeah
  10.   Avalon
  11.   Why Did I Get Married?
  12.   Abandon My Toys
  13.   Rise Up
  14.   Trauma
  15.   Upon a Hill
  16.   On Lankershim
  17.   Hang
  18.   Everyone Needs Love
  19.   Talk
  20.   Freedom II
  21.   Brooklyn Police Station
  22.   Cold Winter/Freedom
  23.   Cannibal Holocaust
  24.   Wally's Farm
  25.   Flowers
  26.   Star Power I: Overture
  27.   Star Power Airlines
  28.   Where's The Money?
  29.   In the Darkness
  30.   Teenage Alien Blues
  31.   We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  32.   I Don't Have Anything/The Gate
  33.   Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh
  34.   America
  35.   Coulda Been My Love
  36.   The Game
  37.   Mrs. Adams
  38.   Middle School Dance (Song for Richard Swift)
  39.   Hot Summer
  40.   Star Power III: What Are We Good For
  41.   Take the Kids Off Broadway
  42.   666
  43.   Bowling Trophies
  44.   You & I
  45.   Waitin' 4 U
  46.   Can't Contextualize My Mind
  47.   Cosmic Vibrations
  48.   Oh No 2
  49.   Mattress Warehouse
  50.   Star Power II: Star Power Nite

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