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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.   On Lankershim
  7.   Follow the Leader
  8.   How Can You Really
  9.   On Blue Mountain
  10.   Oh Yeah
  11.   Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh
  12.   Brooklyn Police Station
  13.   666
  14.   Waitin' 4 U
  15.   Why Did I Get Married?
  16.   Take the Kids Off Broadway
  17.   Trauma
  18.   America
  19.   Hang
  20.   The Game
  21.   Can't Contextualize My Mind
  22.   Cold Winter/Freedom
  23.   Wally's Farm
  24.   I Don't Have Anything/The Gate
  25.   Star Power Airlines
  26.   Bowling Trophies
  27.   Middle School Dance (Song for Richard Swift)
  28.   Everyone Needs Love
  29.   Abandon My Toys
  30.   Star Power III: What Are We Good For
  31.   Mrs. Adams
  32.   Teenage Alien Blues
  33.   Talk
  34.   Hot Summer
  35.   In the Darkness
  36.   Cosmic Vibrations
  37.   We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  38.   Mattress Warehouse
  39.   Freedom II
  40.   Rise Up
  41.   Oh No 2
  42.   Star Power I: Overture
  43.   Star Power II: Star Power Nite
  44.   Where's The Money?
  45.   Cannibal Holocaust
  46.   Upon a Hill
  47.   Flowers
  48.   You & I
  49.   Avalon
  50.   Coulda Been My Love

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