Foxygen Cowboy Up in Childhood-Assembling 'No Destruction' Video

Includes high school and college archival footage

Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

America, Foxygen are coming for you. The laconic Los Angeles psych-poppers scrapped their entire European tour after a lackluster South by Southwest performance, but they're currently crisscrossing the United States, including a few dates in Brooklyn next week and a just-announced Pygmalion festival gig. Their new video for "No Destruction," the loping, Dylan-meets-Velvets highlight from this year's smartly '60s-rearranging We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, appropriately nods toward that most American of visual styles: the Western. Rather than go the literal route and depict the song's most vivid image — pot-smoking in the subway — the band's longtime friend Bryan Felber shows them in cowboy hats, "not in Brooklyn anymore," interspersed with footage from video projects dating back to high school. As usual from these guys, it feels like there's a joke that's just out of our reach, but the easygoing music and warmly lit video welcome rather than exclude.

"No Destruction" is due out as a 7-inch on May 28 via Jagjaguwar. B-side "Where's the Money?" comes from the Peace & Magic session with producer, 7-inch cover art creator, and talented solo musician in his own right, Richard Swift.

Foxygen tour dates:

May 11 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 13 - Brooklyn , NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Amen Dunes & Lodro
May 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 15 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
May 18 - Mexico City, MX @ Festival Marvin
June 21 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 23 - North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
July 12 - Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 21 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
July 29 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
August 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
August 2 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room
August 3-4 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
September 23 - Big Sur, CA @ Woodsist Festival
September 26-28 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
September 27 - Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
October 4-13 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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