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Foxygen is an American indie rock duo originally formed in Westlake Village, California consisting of Sam France, Jonathan Rado, Shaun Fleming and Justin Nijssen.
Rado and France met at the young age of fifteen and decided to form the band that would go on to be known as Foxygen whilst still at high school. They bonded over their adoration for the experimental and their music tended to feature sporadic influences from spectrums as broad as psychedelica, 60s/70s and the avant-garde/330. After they settled on some sort of consistent sound, the boys began to produce EPs and began playing their music in the local gig circuits. Producer Richard Swift attended a New York show in 2011 and afterwards the band gave him one of their experimental early EPs. This led to a deal with Jagjaguwar Records who released the duo's first LP 'Take the Kids Off Broadway' a year later in 2012.
'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic' was the follow-up and Richard Swift personally took care of production and housing the studio sessions to create this album. It debuted on the US charts at #76 and also made appearances on charts around Europe. The band's reputation for the unpredictable and experimental has grown drastically with particular attention to Sam France who's stage behaviour is often described as borderline manic. He once broke his leg at a show after falling off the stage after just one song.
The third album was released in October 2014 and was titled '...And Star Power', it peaked at #83 in the States. The album received mixed reviews due to its extreme experimental nature and it's drastic length, some publications seemed to suspend disbelief and revel in the madness whilst other described it as 'a failed experiment'.