On Hang, Foxygen are not entering quietly back into the music scene…specifically, with a 40 piece band in tow.
Listen to “Follow The Leader” here:
Foxygen are no strangers to experimentation — both France and Rado play multiple instruments —
“Anachronistic though it may seem, Hang has something to say about the year we’ve had, as we look towards a future darkened under a T-shaped shadow.” –Consequence of Sound
Foxygen’s addition of the large band has given the two musicians even more space to operate, and they’ve made good use of that freedom.
“Foxygen’s Hang represents the kind of investment of time, money, and patience a band can only make if they intend to stick around for a while, an audacious timpani crash of an album that satirizes its own grandiosity in real time.”
Hang intensely explores love, loss, death and disillusionment, themes so universal that they are often overused in music.
Foxygen have proven their capacity for lavish spectacle, but they’re still at their best when they give themselves the freedom to roam.
Conducted and arranged by Trey Pollard with assists from indie-rock’s go-to maximalist Matthew E. White, the assembled big band isn’t just for show.
Released by Jagjaguwar, this album showcases eight bombastic and self-indulgent tunes, which is arguably why it works.
- Follow The Leader
- Mrs. Adams
- On Lankershim
- Upon A Hill
- Rise Up