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SLCene Suggests: Foxygen at The Urban Lounge

by on October 21, 2014


FOXYGEN, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m., $15

Los Angeles duo Foxygen had already created a rep as experimental pop-rock masters thanks to early musical efforts that blended some orchestral pop with lo-fi chops. On their new album Foxygen…And Star Power, they push their musical palette to pleasing new extremes via a sprawling double-dose of songs running 82 minutes. It’s a concept album of sorts, involving a bunch of guest musicians, some monster-sized musical suites, and something about UFOs. I didn’t spend that much time trying to suss out the story, because the simple pleasure of listening to two young songwriters exploring every musical idea they could fit into a new batch of songs was enough. They’re a little bit retro, nodding to glam acts of yesteryear along the way, and that just makes me dig them all the more. Should be a great live show. Dub Thompson opens.

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