The Californian group released their 24-track ‘…And Star Power’ album in October 2014, claiming in March that their upcoming ‘Farewell Tour’ will be their “last”.
Now, the band have dropped a hip-hop tinged track called ’24 Hour Lover Man’, which features a sample of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Manic Depression’ and lyrics such as “I’m on some post-Ezra Koenig fuckin North Face bullshit boyfriend” and “Drake’s nice but he ain’t got rhymes like i fucked Freddy Kreuger’s eyeballs while listening to Black Dice on ecstasy”. Listen below.
Foxygen will play a series of UK shows later this month, performing in Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and London. Taking to Twitter to make the announcement in March, the band claimed that the stint will be their “last”. They wrote: “THANKYOU so much to r family,friends,managers,label and most of all YOU.This will be our LAST tour”.
However, Pitchfork now report that their upcoming tour will not be their final live stint but instead the last tour of their fictional band Star Power.
Announcing the record at the time, the band wrote: “Foxygen have joined Star Power. It is a punk band, and you can be in it, too. Star Power is the radio station that you can hear only if you believe. A gaggle of guest stars. Roman-numeraled musical suites. Vocals recorded on a shoddy tape machine at The Beverly Hills Hotel and Chateau Marmont. A svelte 82-minute run time of psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, soft-rock indulgences, D&D doomrock and paranoid bathroom rompers. A cinematic auditory adventure for speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees and misfits. We’re all stars of the scene.”
NME’s Alex Denney wrote of the record: “Sloppy and schizophrenic, ‘…And Star Power’ is the sound of record-collection rock having a nervous breakdown.”
Foxygen will play the following UK dates:
Liverpool Kazimier (May 7)
Leeds Brudenell (8)
Glasgow Stereo (9)
Bristol Lantern (11)
London Electric Ballroom (12)