RIYL: San Fransisco, Avalon, Cannibal Holocaust, Teenage Alien Blues
Self-aware, smug and impossible to ignore,Â California’s scrappiest rock and roll duo, Sam France and Jonathan Rado, are back with album number six.Â The title of this one begs the question “Is Foxygen over as we know it?”Â “Is this the breakup album?”Â “Are the drugs not working?”Â Like many other fans of this little engine that could called Foxygen, I have a love/hate thing going with them.Â Their will to be weird is admirable, their songs are instantly memorable, but their overt self-awareness is sometimes a bit too much for me to chew.Â Still, I come back to the songs.Â On Lankershim, San Fransisco, Make It Known and many others can still bring my stone-faced elitism to its knees.Â Foxygen are a faithful reminder that rock and roll is fun.Â And sometimes sloppy.
Expect Seeing Other People to be their introspective album, their moment of clarity, their attempt at sincerity.Â If it’s a success or a failure matters not when it comes to Foxygen.Â Â They’ve always walked the trembling tightrope between both with full commitment to the cause.Â Here’s to hoping it’s another good one.Â And not the last.
Pink vinyl awaits you after the ‘buy’ link.Â There is also a bundle option HERE if youÂ get off on t-shirts and CDs.Â Get to it.
'SEEING OTHER PEOPLE' LIMITED DELUXE 2XLP ON PINK VINYL. IT INCLUDES THE FULL ALBUM AND DEMOS LPS IN A GATEFOLD JACKET WITH ALTERNATE ARTWORK.
'SEEING OTHER PEOPLE' BUNDLE WILL INCLUDE LIMITED EDITION 2XLP WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LP OF DEMOS BOTH ON PINK VINYL, CD, AND ONE OF TWO T-SHIRTS RANDOMLY ALLOCATED, FEATURING A PORTRAIT OF ONE (BUT NOT BOTH!) OF FOXYGEN'S TWO FOUNDING MEMBERS.
1. SEEING OTHER PEOPLE LIMITED DELUXE 2XLP ON PINK VINYL. LPS INCLUDE THE FULL ALBUM + SEEING OTHER PEOPLE DEMOS.
2. SEEING OTHER PEOPLE CD
3. T-SHIRT WITH A RANDOMLY ALLOCATED PORTRAIT OF SAM FRANCE OR JONATHAN RADO
4. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CODE FOR THE ALBUM (CONTAINING 320KBPS MP3S) REDEEMABLE ON RELEASE DAY
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive