Foxygen have announced the release of their new album ‘Seeing Other People’, set to be released on 26th April via Jagjaguwar. They’ve also shared a video for single ‘Livin’ A Lie’, which you can watch below.
The new album was recorded entirely by the band themselves at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz, California and engineered and mixed by Shawn Everett.
In a letter, the band’s Sam Fence explained how the album is something of a “goodbye” album: “Goodbye to the drugs, to the partying. Goodbye to my twenties now, Goodbye to my Saint Laurent-model-body. Goodbye to the touring circus — that’s right, no more shows or tours for a while. Goodbye, hopefully, to the anxiety attacks. Goodbye to beating myself up because I didn’t fit into those leather pants anymore. Fuck it. Goodbye to the facilities. And goodbye the leeches in my life. I remember a quote from Rado sticking with the press a few years ago about how we’d lived every rock n roll cliche in, about, one year. Well, here’s the album about it. Another movie. I don’t know what’s next. But here’s a snapshot of it all.”
The video for the band’s new single shows Sam wandering around a near-empty house while bandmate Jonathan Rado is among friends in a recording studio, before the house eventually collapses. Watch it below.
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Refusing to tour, railing against the industry and sitting on a tell-all memoir, with new LP ‘Seeing Other People’, LA duo Foxygen are teetering on the edge of collapse – or is it all just an act?
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It’s taken from ‘Seeing Other People’, out next week.
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