Foxygen at Pitchfork’s SXSW day party on Thursday. Photo by Trent Maxwell. Complete coverage here. 

Foxygen at Pitchfork’s SXSW day party on Thursday. Photo by Trent Maxwell. Complete coverage here





"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.



Read Jayson Greene’s Best New Music review of Foxygen’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and listen to the album in full at Pitchfork Advance.

Read Jayson Greene’s Best New Music review of Foxygen’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and listen to the album in full at Pitchfork Advance.



Stream deadpan classic-rock acolytes Foxygen’s new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, courtesy of Pitchfork Advance.

Stream deadpan classic-rock acolytes Foxygen’s new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, courtesy of Pitchfork Advance.