Foxygen is the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado. Hailing from Westlake Village outside LA, Foxygen was formed in 2005 when they were just teenagers, but their glam/classic rock inspired sound only got wider attention with their debut label release Take The Kids Off Broadway in 2012 and its more pop oriented 2013 follow-up We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic.
As with any band that wear their influences on their sleeve, Foxygen get a fair bit of stick for being derivative but I’ve never had an issue with bands being derivative as long as they leave their own mark on the music they play, which Foxygen do.
So yes, Foxygen channel Dylan, Lou Reed, The Kinks and more, but in a good way. Sample No Destruction, San Francisco and Shuggie from We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic and indulge in a little bit of nostalgia this Monday morning.