Foxygen ended their 2014 album …And Star Power with a track called “Hang”, and that’s exactly where their next effort picks up. The psych pop duo have announced a brand new record entitled, well, Hang.
Due out January 20th via Jagjaguwar, the eight-track LP was written and produced entirely by the band’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado. Each song features accompaniment by a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard. Matthew E. White contributed additional arrangements, while The Flaming Lips’ Steve Drozd and rising New York outfit The Lemon Twigs also appear.
Following the release of “America”, Foxygen have shared a second teaser track in “Follow the Leader”. The accompanying video finds France and a group of dancers in a park playing the track’s namesake game. Eventually it breaks off into some truly choreographed moves with shots that feel like a Wes Anderson film. It was really Cameron Dutra who directed the video, though, and you can watch it above.
Pre-orders for Hang are going on via Foxygen’s Secretly Store page. In addition to standard formats (CD, LP, and cassette), you can snag a limited-edition bundle featuring the LP on translucent green vinyl, the CD, a flexi disc featuring demos of “Follow the Leader” and “On Lankershim”, a poster, and a digital download. The first 50 pre-orders also come with a signed piece of sheet music used in the recording sessions.
Find the album art and tracklist below.
Hang Album Artwork:
01. Follow the Leader
03. Mrs. Adams
05. On Lankershim
06. Upon a Hill
08. Rise Up
Foxygen have also revealed a string of spring 2017 tour dates in support of Hang.
Foxygen 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
11/09 – London, UK @ Oslo
12/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
03/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
03/25 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/28 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
03/30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
03/31 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
04/01 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
04/04 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
04/09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
04/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
04/14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
04/15 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
04/17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
04/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
04/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle