Foxygen ‘s new album entices with soothing beats

By Ezequiel Ramos |Staff Writer|

10Foxygen released their new album …And Star Power on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Foxygen is an American Indie rock band that originated in Westlake Village, California in 2005.

This Indie rock band consists of guitarist and keyboardist Jonathan Rado, vocalist Sam France and drummer Shaun Fleming.

During their youth, they spent their days performing at school and any other place they could land a gig. They once performed at “Whisky A Go Go,” a popular venue in Los Angeles.

Although Indie rock isn’t my cup of tea, they did have two tracks that instantly caught my attention.

“How Can You Really” is one of the songs that caught my attention because of its high tempo. It made me reminisce of my childhood and made me feel happy.

Another song that caught my attention was “Cosmic Vibrations” because of the intensity of the beats. I enjoy loud music because it enables me to feel the music.

I’m more familiar with high tempo and upbeat modern music, which is why this band didn’t catch my attention that much.

Foxygen’s debut album, “Jurrassic Exxplosion Phillipic,” was released in 2007. This studio album was recorded when these artists were only 15 years old.

“Their music is soothing and inspirational,” said CSUSB student Luis Diaz.

Their first album set the tone for how the rest of their musical career is going to be.

On the other hand, their second album, “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic,” consisted of only nine tracks. It was different from their first album because the tempo was more upbeat and had more rhythm to their tracks.

“Some of these songs took me back to my old high school crush,” said student Gerardo Hernandez.

People had nothing to say, but positive things about this album.

1“This album has a lot of songs, that make me want to tap my feet and sing along,” said Pasadena resident Sean Ehrankranz.

Their third and final album, …And Star Power, did not capture the attention of many people.

“I don’t like the band or their music too much, it just doesn’t fit into the categories of music I like,” said student Steven Pittman.

Going outside of your comfort zone to listen to different genres of music is difficult because it may not be up to par with your standards.

Foxygen’s music can go both ways depending on how open you are to listen to new things. It can either be too slow for your liking or it can sound just right.

You can catch Foxygen performing at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California. on Saturday, Oct. 25.



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