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We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

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In the Darkness
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No Destruction
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On Blue Mountain
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San Francisco
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Bowling Trophies
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Shuggie
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Oh Yeah
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We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
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Oh No
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 36:46

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Ryan Reed

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01.22.13
Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
2013 | Label: Jagjaguwar / SC Distribution

Midway through “Oh Yeah,” a psych-funk goof from Foxygen’s debut LP, the band launches into stoned hokey-pokey: “Put your left hand out and shake it all about,” yelp Jonathan Rado and Sam France, “It’s arms and legs, bacon and eggs.” The song shambles its way through a noisy dual guitar solo, chipmunk R&B falsettos, and a proggy instrumental climax, punctuated by a squealed “You’re freakin’ me out!” Talk about an understatement.

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Great Record

jtripper22

One of my top 3 albums from 2013

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Great fun

GoFlames

These guys do the best Rolling Stones/Velvet Underground/Kinks influenced music I have heard since...... the late 60's. Wait, I'm only 33 but I love late 60's music and thus love this album as it brings a fresh perspective to this genre. Well written and composed folk/psych rock songs that makes a fun and cohesive listen.

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Buy me

froghair

Seconding Rich Regen and Adams4069 (don't know what Vassilis is on about), this is awesome. The sidebar says it all " ... the most melodic and uncategorizable records of the year".

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Atrocious

Vassilis

They can't sing. They can't play the instruments. Listened to these guys on NPR for an hour. If you like aimless sounds blurred together than this is your jam.

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Just discovered Foxygen

adams4069

and found myself wanting—wanting more Foxygen! The accolades are well deserved. Where other retro–rockers sound like imitations, Foxygen lift 2 or 3 decades worth of music and spit back out a sound all their own. Retro never sounded so fresh, so good.

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This album is way too short...

rich.regen

Seriously. I could listen to this stuff all day long. Just buy it for fuck sake. And I seriously can't believe I'm the first to comment on this album. Where is everyone?

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New This Week: The Joy Formidable, Foxygen & More

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Foxygen, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic - You are probably going "Whoo boy" at the band name and album title of this one -- or you probably are if you are anything like us here in the editorial dept., where "Whither art thou Foxygen!? has become a common theme -- but trust us, this one is excellent. Warped, mischievous, note-perfect 60s-rock pastiche, the soundtrack to a Wes Anderson remake of… more »

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Who Are…Foxygen

By Peter Gerstenzang, Contributor

One minute their tunes are as delicate as a drawing by Matisse, the next as nightmarish as something by Munch. They feature a singer with a lovely, clear tenor, and their songs reference Ray Davies, Brian Wilson and hallucinogens with equal fervor. They're Foxygen and they've just made one of the most melodic and uncategorizable records of the year. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic is a half-hour acid trip that… more »