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Foxygen on World Cafe | February 18, 2013

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Inspired by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Clash, among others, Foxygen's Sam France and Jonathan Rado channel their love of classic rock and psychedelia into a layered sound with sweetly airy vocals.

The California band released its first full-length studio album, Take the Kids Off Broadway, in July 2012. Returning to the studio shortly thereafter, Foxygen finished its second record, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, in just four weeks.

Foxygen was selected as WXPN's "Artist To Watch" in January. Here, the band performs songs from its new album and talks about labeling its sound.

This segment originally aired on January 25, 2012. (Link)



The Rolling Stones "Hey Negrita" Black and Blue

Divine Fits "Shivers" A Thing Called Divine Fits

The Black Keys "Gold On the Ceiling" El Camino

The Left Banke "Pretty Ballerina"  There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-1969

Guards "Ready to Go" In Guards We Trust

((Foxygen "Shuggie" We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic))

Foxygen "In the Darkness" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Foxygen "San Francisco" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Foxygen "Make It Known" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Foxygen "Shuggie" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Ween "Your Party" La Cucaracha))

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood "Some Velvet Morning" Greatest Hits

Local Natives "Heavy Feet" Hummingbird

The xx "Chained" Coexist

Damien Rice "Cannonball (Remix)" O

((The Breeders "Cannonball" Last Splash))

RL Burnside "It’s Bad You Know" Come On In

Pickwick "Hacienda Motel" Can’t Talk Medicine

Pickwick "Lady Luck" Can’t Talk Medicine

The Iguanas "Boom Boom Boom" Nuevo Boogaloo

Ray Lamontagne "Repo Man" God Willin’ And the Creek Don’t Rise

((Yo La Tengo "Last Days Of Disco" And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out))

Dawes "From a Window Seat" Stories Don’t End

Elvis Costello "Accidents Will Happen" Armed Forces

The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" The Lumineers

((Afghan Whigs "Son Of The South" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Jenny Lewis "Carpetbaggers" Acid Tongue

Leagues "Spotlight" You Belong Here

Bruce Springsteen "Racing in the Street (’78)" The Promise

Tracy Chapman "Fast Car" Tracy Chapman