Sounds: Foxygen

posted by / Sounds / May 1, 2013

Foxygen

Through the windshield, the horizon beckons. The open road seems infinite, the distant unknown — a tempting, forbidden fruit. The scent of damp neoprene mixes with surf wax mixes with crisp highway wind. Every surf trip needs a soundtrack, and the L.A.-bred duo Foxygen offers just the score. Twenty-two-year-olds Sam France and Jonathan Rado’s newest album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, is 2013’s version of The Rolling Stones’ Aftermath. Rock ‘n’ rolly, psychedelic, bluesy but modern, France’s Jagger-like vocals meander over a sound that blends Ariel Pink with The Doors. Plus piano. Plus backup singers. Plus lyrics that resonate for reasons you’re unsure of. There’s no need to be an asshole, you’re not in Brooklyn anymore. Every great surf trip needs a soundtrack, an album. One that can loop with the travel-hours and withstand high mileage. One that sings you to your destination. Along the I-5, or 95, or H-2 North. An album such as this — like surf trips — that never gets old. —Beau Flemister
 

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