"We love 60s and 70s music. We’re very disillusioned; we can’t relate to modern music very well. I don’t even know any new bands. In this day and age, it’s probably difficult for some people to see us as anything other than a throwback band. People are saying stuff like, ‘Get rid of nostalgia,’ and there’s that Animal Collective song [‘Peacebone’] where Avey Tare is like, ‘Obsession with the past, make your own shit’— but there are cultural imprints you can’t explain. I have connections to these things. Maybe we’re not intentionally trying to make something original."

Foxygen— whose recent debut album was named Best New Music— make a case for their retro style in our latest feature interview.