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Jonathan Rado Shares “Surgeonman” for “Our First 100 Days” Anti-Donald Trump Project

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 21, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

Apr 11, 2017

Foxygen's Jonathan Rado has covered Bruce Springsteen's album Born to Run in its entirety for Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series. He has also shared his cover of "Thunder Road," which you can listen below.  More

Foxygen Share New Song, “Be Yourself,” from “An American Girl Story” TV Special

An American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance Premieres Tomorrow on Amazon Prime

Mar 23, 2017

Foxygen has been commissioned to contribute a new song to a new TV special for the American Girl doll line. As unlikely as that may seem, Best Coast supplied a song for a previous special last November, and this special takes place in the 1970s, a decade that has a strong influence on Foxygen's music.  More

Mar 09, 2017

Foxygen released a new album, Hang, back in January via Jagjaguwar. Previously the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared "America," a grandiose track that featured an orchestra, as well as the dance-tastic video for "Follow the Leader" and a video for "On Lankershim."  More

Jan 26, 2017

Foxygen released a new album, Hang, last Friday via Jagjaguwar. Previously the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared "America," a grandiose track that featured an orchestra, as well as the dance-tastic video for "Follow the Leader" and a video for "On Lankershim."  More

Watch: Foxygen - “On Lankershim” Video

Hang Due Out January 20 via Jagjaguwar

Jan 12, 2017

Foxygen are releasing a new album, Hang, on January 20 via Jagjaguwar. Previously the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared "America," a grandiose track that featured an orchestra, as well as the dance-tastic video for "Follow the Leader." More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to Cover Teenage Fanclub’s “Bandwagonesque” Album

For Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series Also Featuring Local Natives, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and More

Dec 13, 2016

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is set to cover Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque in its entirety. It will be released on limited edition vinyl (with a download card) as part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.  More

Foxygen Announce New Album and Tour, Share Dance-tastic “Follow the Leader” Video

Hang Due Out January 20, 2017 via Jagjaguwar and Features Matthew E. White, The Lemon Twigs, and Steve Drozd of The Flaming Lips

Nov 02, 2016

Foxygen's last album was 2014's ...And Star Power, but recently the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared a brand new song, "America," a grandiose track that featured an orchestra. More

Listen: Foxygen Share New Song - “America”

First Song from the Follow-up to ...And Star Power

Oct 13, 2016

Foxygen's last album was 2014's ...And Star Power, but on Monday the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared a new 35-second teaser video that featured new music. Now the band has shared a brand new song, "America." More

Watch: Foxygen Tease New Music with Video

Perhaps from the Follow-up to ...And Star Power

Oct 10, 2016

Foxygen's last album was 2014's ...And Star Power, but now the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) have shared a new teaser video to their Twitter accountMore

Sep 27, 2016

The Lemon Twigs are a promising new brother duo from Long Island. On October 14th they release their debut album, Do Hollywood, on 4AD.  More

Check Out Photos From Day Two of Flow Festival

Last Weekend in Helsinki, Finland

Aug 19, 2015

Last weekend Helsinki hosted Flow Festival. More

Listen: Foxygen - “24 Hour Lover Man”

Disorienting New Track Samples Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression"

May 01, 2015

Although Foxygen are gearing up for their supposed final tour, they still manage to find a way to continue releasing new material. More

Mar 16, 2015

Releasing their sophomore album ...And Star Power just last year, California duo Foxygen seem to have announced the end of their run as a band with what they calling a "Farewell Tour." More

Watch: Foxygen on “Letterman”

Perform "How Can You Really"

Jan 09, 2015

Last night California duo Foxygen made their network television debut appearing as the musical guest on Dave Letterman's Late ShowMore

Dec 11, 2014

The Way Out West 2015 lineup continues to grow.  More

Oct 17, 2014

Because promoting your album on national late night television is way too obvious a move, California duo Foxygen were welcomed as a special music guest to Chicago's WGN Morning News program earlier today.  More

Watch: Foxygen - “Coulda Been My Love” Video

New Album ...And Star Power Out Now

Oct 14, 2014

With their brand new album ...And Star Power seeing release this week, California duo Foxygen have premiered a brand new music video featuring their single "Coulda Been My Love." More

Sep 29, 2014

Next week California duo Jonathan Rado and Sam France, a.k.a. Foxygen, will release their anticipated new album ...And Star PowerMore

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and Others

Sep 05, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Foxygen - “Cosmic Vibrations”

New Album ...And Star Power Out Oct. 14

Sep 02, 2014

On Oct. 14 Foxygen will release their sophomore full-length, ...And Star PowerMore

Foxygen Announce New Album “…And Star Power”

Due Out October 14 on Jagjaguwar

Jul 30, 2014

On October 14, Foxygen will release the follow-up to their debut album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & MagicMore

Apr 23, 2014

Foxygen is hitting the road this July and August in support of We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & MagicMore

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Foxygen

"I went as a J.D. Salinger fan with a Band-Aid on his forehead, but everyone thought I was Mark David Chapman." - Jonathan Rado

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. More

Sep 17, 2013

Gaining a reputation for some rather unhinged stage antics during performances, this past July Foxygen frontman Sam France fractured his leg during the early moments of concert in Minneapolis. More

Foxygen Expands Tour Dates

Jaunt Kicks Off July 13

Jun 28, 2013

Foxygen has expanded their slate of tour dates in support of debut album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. More

Jun 06, 2013

Don’t worry, Foxygen will endure. But co-frontman Jonathan Rado is stepping away for a moment to announce his debut solo album, Law and OrderMore

May 10, 2013

Long before making music as Foxygen, longtime friends Jonathan Rado and Sam France were just a couple of kids in high school that enjoyed making their own original short films. More

Foxygen Cancels their European Tour Dates

Tour Halts Due to “Creative Differences”

Mar 28, 2013

Hard times for Foxygen. After a string of shows at SXSW (one where frontman Sam France had a brief meltdown claiming that his voice was shot), the band has canceled their summer European tour dates.   More

Greetings From Foxygen at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2013 Parties

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 18, 2013

Foxygen checked in from day 2 of the Under the Radar SXSW parties in Austin, Texas.  More

DIIV – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Set to Play Under the Radar's Second SXSW 2013 Party, Thursday, March 13 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 09, 2013

On Thursday, March 14 Under the Radar will host the second of three free SXSW day partiesLeading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Foxygen. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties Featuring Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small Black, and more

Also Performing: Shout Out Louds, Foxygen, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Young Galaxy, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more

Mar 06, 2013

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2013 day parties, taking place on Wednesday March 13, Thursday March 14, and Friday March 15. Featured performers include Surfer Blood, DIIV, Small BlackShout Out LoudsFoxygenPoolside, Young Galaxy, Marnie Stern, Doldrums, Caveman, Girls Names, IO Echo, Mister Lies, Young Dreams, and more. More

Stream Toro y Moi’s New Album

Anything in Return Out Next Week

Jan 14, 2013

After a lead-up of several shared tracks and a pair of stylish music videosToro y Moi's Chaz Bundick has offered up the entirety of his forthcoming new album Anything in Return online to stream.  More

Listen: Foxygen - “No Destruction”

We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic Out Jan. 22

Jan 10, 2013

Having just released music video for their track "San Francisco," California duo Foxygen have immediately turned around and shared "No Destruction," the latest single off their upcoming album We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic. More

Jan 09, 2013

Soon to release their debut full-length We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic California duo Foxygen have debuted a music video for their single "San Francisco." More

Nov 30, 2012

On Jan. 22 Jagjaguwar will release We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, the debut full-length of California duo Foxygen. More

Listen: Foxygen – “Shuggie”

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Out January 22, 2013

Oct 04, 2012

On January 22, 2013 Jagjaguwar will release Foxyen’s first full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Ahead of that, the “Pleased to Meet You” band dropped a new single called “Shuggie.”  More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Opossom, GZA, DIIV, Dent May, Foxygen, The Love Language, Com Truise, and more

Aug 22, 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon 2012 has just released the initial line up for its October 16-20 run in New York City. Artists include The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Love Language, Dent May, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, Foxygen, Opossom, The Stepkids, Arthur Beatrice, Com Truise, DIIV, Exitmusic, Electric Guest, Prince Rama, The Presets, and more. More


Interviews

Foxygen

The Golden Age of Madness

Mar 08, 2017

Jonathan Rado remembers it like it was yesterday. One night during the recording sessions for Foxygen's sprawling 2014 sophomore release ...And Star Power, his brain fried and his body exhausted, he sat down at the piano.  More

Dec 09, 2014

Foxygen's endlessly surprising official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magicfunctions as a classic psych Rorschach test, revealing new depths, quirks, and inspirations with each listen. ...And Star Power, the band's double album follow-up, both heightens and complicates this quality. More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Foxygen

"I went as a J.D. Salinger fan with a Band-Aid on his forehead, but everyone thought I was Mark David Chapman." - Jonathan Rado

Oct 31, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. More


Reviews

Hang

Hang

Jagjaguwar

Jan 18, 2017

We've come a long way in the five short years since Foxygen's breakout release, Take the Kids Off Broadway: a gloriously all-over-the-place disc of psych-pop and endearingly lo-fi rock freak-outs.  More

...And Star Power

...And Star Power

Jagjaguwar

Oct 10, 2014

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our next album we're gonna completely promote it like I've gone insane or I'm in a mental institution." More

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

Jagjaguwar

Jan 18, 2013

Sam France and Jonathan Radothe young duo behind Foxygenhave a wealth of ideas running through their heads, and probably two sweet-ass record collections. This was evident in the twists and leaps of their all-over-the-map Take the Kids Off Broadway EP, which not only changed styles and genres across its seven tracks, but regularly did so mid-song.  More

Take the Kids Off Broadway EP

Take the Kids Off Broadway EP

Jagjaguwar

Aug 15, 2012

At some point in the past four or five years, the line between pop music touched by the '60s and retro-sounding indie folk became so blurred that the two are now effectively one and the same. Think of modern indie bands who have made it kind of big and they're most likely a band that sounds like an amalgamation of yesteryear's mixtapes; fuck a new idea, let's just make a great-sounding record. More