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 Photography by Cara Robbins
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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. Now they have announced their new album, Hang, and shared its opening track, "Follow the Leader," via a fun video for the song. Hang is due out January 20, 2017 via Jagjaguwar. Cameron Dutra directed the "Follow the Leader" video, which features France leading a group of dancers in a park. It's all very "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from Hair or at the end of The 40-Year-Old-Virgin. Watch the video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, the band's upcoming tour dates, and "America" again.

A press release describes the album as "their first proper studio record." Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard. Matthew E. White also did additional arranging. The Lemon Twigs (aka brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario) were the band's rhythm section, which makes sense since Rado produced their recent debut album, Do Hollywood. Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips also guests on select tracks. The first 50 preorders of the album come with an autographed piece of sheet music from the recording sessions and the Jagjaguwar album bundle comes with a Hang Demos flexi disc featuring "Follow the Leader (demo)" and "On Lankershim (demo)."

Read our 2014 interview with Foxygen.

Hang Tracklist:

1. Follow The Leader
2. Avalon
3. Mrs. Adams
4. America
5. On Lankershim
6. Upon A Hill
7. Trauma
8. Rise Up
 
Foxygen Tour Dates:

Wed. Nov. 9 - London, UK @ Oslo - SOLD OUT
Thu. Dec. 1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade - SOLD OUT
Tue. Mar. 21 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Wed. Mar. 22 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Mar. 24 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sat. Mar. 25 - Boston, MA @ The Paradise
Sun. Mar. 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue. Mar. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thu. Mar. 30 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 31 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sat. Apr. 1 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sun. Apr. 2 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Tue. Apr. 4 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Wed. Apr. 5 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri. Apr. 7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. Apr. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
Sun. Apr. 9 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Tue. Apr. 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Apr. 13 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Fri. Apr. 14 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Apr. 15 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. Apr. 17 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Tue. Apr. 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Wed. Apr. 19 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. Apr. 20 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle



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