Foxygen / We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
Album:We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Collection:General
Artist:Foxygen Added:Feb 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-02-16 Pull Date:2013-04-21 
Week Ending:Apr 21Apr 14Apr 7Mar 17Mar 10Mar 3Feb 24

Recent Airplay
1.Jun 28, 2021:nearby galaxies (rebroadcast from Apr 10, 2019)
4.Aug 21, 2019:The Library
San Francisco
2.Jan 29, 2020:The Library
San Francisco
5.Jul 24, 2019:The Library
San Francisco
3.Nov 11, 2019:baggage claim
6.May 15, 2019:nearby galaxies
San Francisco

Album Review
Grumpy Sean
Reviewed 2013-02-16 
Bi-coastal male duo -- originally from LA, but now in Olympia and Brooklyn -- offer up their second long-form release. The basic vibe is a late sixties / early seventies pop-rock sampler, with references including the softer sides of Dylan and the Kinks and the Rolling Stones, occasional girl-group backing vox, Wall of Sound production, faux-funk, and buried guitar solos. Also reminiscent of Guided By Voices in how each song works through disparate (and often unfinished) retro-song snippets, with varying levels of success. But when the retro and the present find each other in the right proportions, the results are top-notch pop that may not stay underground for long.

FCC: #2

1. med, gentle pop opener
2. FCC ("asshole"), med-, faux-Dylan vox
3. * varies, packing ten years of music into one song. Slow contemplative bits, rave-ups, children's choruses, Neil Young single-note solos, etc.
4. * dn+, sappy, silly love song with echoes of Scott Mackenzie
5. med-, mostly instrumental (just bah-bah-bah vox), something of a palate cleanser after the preceding two songs
6. med-, slow-faux-funk with rock-ish bridges, frustrating in its juxtapositions (i.e. parts I love, parts I hate, all in a 3-minute package)
7. med, mid-70 Stones, "Missing You" but without Mick's sneering edge?
8. * med/varies, sprawling across genres
9. dn/varies, more Abbey Road Beatles-y with a darker, spacey turn in the middle that bails out to solo piano/off-key vox

Track Listing
1.In The Darkness 5.Bowling Trophies
2.No Destruction 6.Shuggie
3.On Blue Mountain 7.Oh Yeah
4.San Francisco 8.We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
 9.Oh No