Music Review: "No Destruction" By Foxygen
Singer Sam France evokes electric Bob Dylan at his most relaxed and Lou Reed at his least scary.
From Foxygen's We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace
Liner notes: "There's no need to be an asshole/You're not in Brooklyn anymore," singer Sam France sneers softly, evoking electric Bob Dylan at his most relaxed and Lou Reed at his least scary.
Behind the music: Southern California natives France and Jonathan Rado were just high school freshmen in 2005 when they bonded over their mutual love of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. A dozen self-recorded albums later, they enlisted star indie producer (the Mynabirds, Damien Jurado) and Shins keyboardist Richard Swift for this playful romp.
Check it out if you like: Hipsters such as Wilco, Paul Westerberg, and Arctic Monkeys.
This review originally appeared in our January/February issue of Mother Jones.