Foxygen – …and Star Power

Foxygen’s impressively precocious 2013 album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic heralded the arrival of one of this decade’s boldest and most exciting new bands. Featuring guest spots from the Flaming Lips, Of Montreal, White Fence and more, and clocking in at what they term ‘a svelte 82 minutes’, their new album doesn’t let down in the ambition department. Foxygen have always been retrophiles and this is a sprawling, idiosyncratic album for those old-fashioned folks who still believe in the format, baby. The feeling of liberation permeates the album renders it far more fascinating, and anyone else who’s in for an auditory adventure through the history of psych pop should be able to embrace …And Star Power, warts and all.