Treefort Thursday Don't Miss: Foxygen

Thursday, March 21, 9-9:45 p.m. at El Korah Shrine


Some say it was Sticky Fingers, some say it was Exile on Main Street and some say it was Some Girls. Regardless of the specific album, there's little dispute that there was a point in the 1960s when The Rolling Stones forever defined the essence of rock 'n' roll.

That's the point where indie rock band Foxygen still lives.

More than just retro-sounding, Foxygen's tunes are like a treasure trove of unreleased material from that era.

The organs, reverb, simple drumming and dreamy pop structures lend Foxygen's single "Shuggie" such a strong "As Tears Go By" vibe to it, it could almost pass for a B-side.

Because the era and sound so defined "hip," there will never be a time when there aren't bands like Foxygen to mine--and cash in on--the material. The difference is that Foxygen truly nails the sound, instead of just being a sad imitation.