We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic


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2013, Jagjaguwar

VINYL FORMAT. In May 2011, Foxygen's Sam France and Jonathan Rado nervously handed off a CD-R of their homemade mini-opus Take the Kids Off Broadway to producer and visionary Richard Swift after his performance in a Lower East Side club. Foxygen left the venue that night unsure whether Swift would truly listen or sling the disc into a dumpster on his way out. You're reading this right now because he did listen. In fact, Swift fucking flipped for Foxygen's bugged out, esoteric majesty and called upon them immediately to say as much. Every nook and cranny of the record is loaded with their unflappable, brazen personalities. Foxygen takes "swagger," that as-of-late misused adjective, back once and for all. It's flipping pyramids old and new upside down – from the miracle demo hand-off to their Richard Pryor-as- Jagger live shows to their singular idiosyncratic vision of rock n roll.


Disc 1
1 In the Darkness
2 No Destruction
3 On Blue Mountain
4 San Francisco
5 Bowling Trophies
6 Shuggie
7 Oh Yeah
8 We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
9 Oh No

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for being 22 and making music in a time when laptops are replacing orange amps, these guys have held on to some good roots and have made an instant classic here. like lou reed playing with bob dylan doing t.rex covers by the rolling stones--all while maintaining massive amounts of originality. this is music for musicians and devout fans of music.

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