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

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