Sunday, July 28, 2013
Foxygen made the gutsy decision in May 2011 to give their musical hero Richard Swift a CD-R of their album Take the Kids following his show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. Fortunately for them, Swift enjoyed that album and immediately contacted them. He mixed a reissue of it, and later the band joined him for a weeklong recording session at Swift’s National Freedom Studio to track their breakthrough album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, which was released earlier this year. It’s a collection of zippy, late-’60s inspired indie rock.