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

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