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

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