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I don't know much about Foxygen; they are another postmillennial indie rock duo, they're from California and this is their second album. Now, awful moniker aside (from Wayne's World, no less), that in itself should be enough to generate a wave of apathy so powerful that you could quite possibly yawn yourself inside out, if only you could be bothered. Fortunately for everyone, Foxygen sound like all of your favourite sixties bands all being played at once. I spotted Dylan, Bowie, the Velvet Underground, Sly Stone, the Lovin' Spoonful, a bit of Donovan and even a bit of Marvin Gaye - and that was in just one song (No Destruction). Obviously, any band of an indie rock bent that crawls out of California cannot and will not escape comparisons to Pavement and Foxygen are no different. Just like the perpetually sun-drenched vibes of Best Coast, it really must be something they put in the orange juice.
Anyway, I want to keep this one short and sweet. Foxygen might not be the most original or inventive band of 2013 but they do have a breezy quality in their music that might just bring some colour to your cheeks. Maybe, as the UK crawls out from beneath the January snow, we can lay off any passing resemblances to the P band for now and just enjoy the sun on our faces for the next 36 minutes.