Foxygen - ...And Star Power Promo Image

Foxygen spent much of last year dealing with a whole lot of drama, which at times overshadowed the actual album they released, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic. Now they’ve announced a follow-up, a 24-song collection that will be titled …And Star Power. The promotional image above promises it will have “a gaggle of guest stars.” And with the announcement they’ve given us the album’s first single and Grant Singer-directed video. “How Can You Really” is a totally excellent bit of Cali psych pop bursting with joyous melodies that will engulf you in sweetness and light. Check it out below, with album details below that.

…And Star Power tracklist:

01 “Star Power Airlines”
02 “How Can You Really”
03 “Coulda Been My Love”
04 “Cosmic Vibrations”
05 “You & I”
06 “Star Power I: Overture”
07 “Star Power II: Star Power Nite”
08 “Star Power III: What Are We Good For”
09 “Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh”
10 “I Don’t Have Anything/The Gate”
11 “Mattress Warehouse”
12 “666″
13 “Flowers”
14 “Wally’s Farm”
15 “Cannibal Holocaust”
16 “Hot Summer”
17 “Cold Winter/Freedom”
18 “Can’t Contextualize My Mind”
19 “Brooklyn Police Station”
20 “The Game”
21 “Freedom II”
22 “Talk”
23 “Everyone Needs Love”
24 “Hang”

…And Star Power is out 10/14 via Jagjaguwar. Tour dates below.

07/31 Seattle, WA – Neumos *^
08/01-03 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/04 Petaluma, CA – Lagunitas Brewing Company ^
08/06 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival
08/07 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery ^
08/08 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door #
08/12 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/13 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern $
08/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre $#
08/15 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory $
08/16 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival at Pappy & Harriet’s *
09/24 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
09/25 Santa Fe, NM – Skylight #
09/27 Dallas, TX – INDEX Festival
09/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs #
09/29 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
10/01 Atlanta, GA – The Loft #
10/02 Nashville, TN – Exit/IN #
10/03 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel #
10/04 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater #
10/05 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
10/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
10/09 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
10/11 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club #
10/12 Montreal, Quebec – Le National #%
10/14 Toronto, Ontario – The Mod Club #
10/15 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom #
10/16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
10/17 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
10/18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café #
10/20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater #
10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
10/29 Brighton, England – Komedia
10/30 Manchester, England – Ruby Lounge
10/31 London, England – Village Underground
11/01 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11/03 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
11/04 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tolhuistuin
11/05 Berlin, Germany – Frannz
11/06 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
11/09 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

* with Woods
^ with Steve Gunn
# with Dub Thompson
$ with Gary Wilson
% with Heat

Comments (17)
  1. I swear I see Adam Rasmussen (Synth) and Shane McKillop (bass) of Gardens & Villa in this video

  2. Really pleasant, catchy stuff. A little too repetitive for my normal tastes, but the vocals sound excellent and in general this just sounds great. 24 songs!!! Holy moly.

    Glad these guys stuck it out in spite of all of their highly publicized internal (and at times external) issues. Here’s hoping that some lessons were learned and the music can now be allowed to speak for itself. Psyched to hear this (from the looks of it) beast of an album.

  3. Loved their EP and the first album. Really great stuff that unfortunately got overshadowed by all the drama and other nonsense that surrounded their quick rise.

    This….ehhh, not so much. A little bit snooze-worthy and uninteresting, and above all, kind of predictable, which you couldn’t really say for any of their other stuff up to this point. I hope the other 23 songs are a bit more adventurous.

  4. Electric Light Orchestra already did this song. And it’s way better. Foxygen are just awful live. So disappointing.

  5. I know this isn’t anything new or exciting but the whole appeal of Foxygen to me is how brilliant they sound recorded (I haven’t seen them live so I can’t say on that spectrum). We Are… is such a solid album and from the looks of this tracklist this one might even be better. This song is just pure fun honestly I hope the whole album has this sunshine tinge to it.

  6. Todd Rundgren-core :blessed:

  7. If he were about ten pounds lighter, he could be the new Christopher Owens.

  8. I’m glad they somehow got past all the controversy they had last year. And to think… all they had to do was get a restraining order against the woman who told people about the controversy and was about to out him as a violent wacko. Sure she’s half the size of Sam France, the guy that hit her in the face and knocked out a tooth, but he’s very fragile!

  9. Freaking love their album and EP and I’ve been wanting more Foxygen since I went to their show last year and the singer broke his leg during the first song. Total cliffhanger moment.

  10. Im gonna have to agree with the Rundgren comps. This is as much of a nod to “I Saw the Light” as War on Drugs “Burning” is to “Young Turks” and I am totally fine with both of them.

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