In researching a band, one of the things you want to do during your fifth or sixth listen is to try to imagine their influences. The subtlety of this art is normally a challenging feat, validated only by meandering through interview articles or liner notes. Not so with today’s pick. This 5 minute song pulls directly from the classic rock greats with pride. Right away you can sense the guitar-like ghosts of “Dead Flowers” by the Stones effortlessly leading into the Velvet Underground-tinged sound of Sam France’s vocals. By the 3 minute mark, you’re already knee deep in the use of “Shine A Light” – era organs. What’s most surprising about this duo is the extremely casual approach they have to including the widest array of instruments. Foxygen is a “discovery band” and you’ll find something new behind the scenes with every listen.
“No Destruction” by Foxygen
album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic