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

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