Foxygen is an American indie rock duo originally formed in Westlake Village, California in 2005 by Jonathan Rado and Sam France.
After their formation in 2005, the band played wildly experimental music, which featured many influences from 60s psychedelia and avant-garde. They self-released many EPs between 2007 and 2011, only a few of which are still available. In early 2011, they were discovered by famed producer Richard Swift, with whom they recorded their Take the Kids Off Broadway EP.The group were later signed on to Jagjaguwar Records. Their first full length studio album, Take the Kids Off Broadway, was released by Jagjaguwar on July 24, 2012. On January 22, 2013, they released their second album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. This album was produced by Richard Swift and recorded at his National Freedom studios.
For each album Foxygen 'chooses' a different era in music history to focus themselves on. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic is based on the sixties, ...And Star Power was seventies and their newest release Hang is based on the forties.
- Album discography
- Jurrassic Exxplosion Phillipic (2007)
- Take the Kids Off Broadway (2011)
- We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (2013)
- ...And Star Power (2014)
- Hang (2017)