Foxygen – “Shuggy”
Pairs Well With…The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Ty Segall
It took a little bit, but I started to get genuinely moved by Foxygen’s music once I got where they were going. There are tons of different 60s rock influences that play into Foxygen’s music (Stones, Beatles, Doors, etc.), but the true inventiveness in their work is how quickly they are able to jump back and forth between these seemingly disparate sounds. Those changes are so intriguing and a great way of updating such a classic sound. Within twenty-second segments, you’d think this came from a B-side of a seminal rock record. When listened to as a whole, it somehow becomes totally unique. Foxygen are a really intriguing new act and could make some waves if enough people give it enough time to lose themselves in this incredibly eclectic listen.