Immediately after listening for the first time to "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic", the second album by California psychedelic pop duo Foxygen, you'll probably want to listen to it all over again just to try to figure out the long list of influences and reference points hidden in plain view in its 9 tracks.
After the second listening, however, you'll find that you just can't stop hitting the play button again and again because you're hooked for good to the catchy 21st century pop sound that Foxygen are creating by using only the finest ingredients of 20th century's rock, from The Beatles and The Stones to Pavement. Or, at least, that's what happened to me this past week.
The album is out January 22 on Jagjaguwar and is currently streaming here. "San Francisco", the record's most obvious highlight, is accompanied by a fine video directed by Cameron Dutra. Check out bellow how Sam France tells us the tale of leaving his love in San Francisco:
Foxygen - San Francisco