Listen to and download the new Foxygen track “Make It Known” below.
As we patiently await a new album from MGMT and Tame Impala, the 22 year-old duo Foxygen (they’re 22, not the band) have arrived on the scene just in time to replace both of them in one fell swoop.
When I make the MGMT comparison I’m talking about their “Oracular Spectacular” vibe, playful synths sitting side-by-side nods to classic rock and blown-out amps. When I mention Tame Impala it’s their psychedelic and slightly experimental motif, but also jumping into the mix are swathes of The Kinks in the late 60′s and early 70′s.
That’s not to say that Foxygen don’t stand on their own two feet, they’ve got an energy about them not witnessed in either of those other bands, a jovial and carefree spirit.
Their debut EP “Take The Kids Off Broadway” will be released on July 24th via Jagjaguwar which you can listen to below, and if you listen to the whole thing watch out for “Teenage Alien Blues” where they do an homage to The Rolling Stones‘ classic “Get Off Of My Cloud” half way through, with a pitch-perfect Mick Jagger impression.