Foxygen have recorded a new live session, playing three new tracks from their forthcoming third LP ‘…And Star Power’ alongside recent single ‘How Can You Really’ – scroll down to watch the session in full.
‘Cannibal Holocaust’, ‘Hang’ and ‘Coulda Been My Love’ all get their first recorded airing during the session, which was recorded for US radio station KEXP. They’re taken from the Californian group’s forthcoming double album, which is due for release on October 13.
Announcing the record, which is split into four ‘suites’ and clocks in at 82-minutes long, the band said the following:
“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.”
Foxygen had a turbulent 2013 after former band member Elizabeth Fey revealed inner tension in the ranks via a blog post. Explaining that her and singer Sam France were to start a new band, she also blamed the group’s problems on Foxygen co-founder Jonathan Rado, saying that he “tried to completely control” the band.
Foxygen will embark on a short UK tour this autumn in support of ‘…And Star Power’, taking in the following dates:
Brighton Komedia (October 29)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (30)
London Village Underground (31)