FOXYGEN - Seeing Other People LP
Seeing Other People is curiously positioned as Foxygen’s most recent last-ever album. With every album the band dies; with every album the band is reborn. But unlike the last-ever Foxygen albums before it, this one seems to have a self-effacing bittersweetness to it that signifies some sort of passing; some sort of white flag. But it SOUNDS in no way like a band giving up. Just listen to first single “Livin’ A Lie,” with would-be Meatloaf rock-ballad building and Don Henley kiss-off sentiment to hangers on. It has experiments in tone and genre the likes of which we’ve not heard on a Foxygen record since …Starpower?; since 21st Century?; since Take the Kids???