Sonic Diet

What We’re Supporting This Week: Of Montreal, Wild Belle + Foxygen at Turner Hall


WMSE and Foxygen were made for each other. Freewheeling, youthful questioning and musical chops reared on all the classics, make the compositions of duo-founded stylings of Jon Rado and Sam France tangible and satisfying…kinda like WMSE (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). Unashamed fans of rock opera-esque sculpting and weird sonic tangents, the band flirts with all this, yet grounds its soul from floating completely away in a blues-rock style a la the Rolling Stones and a spirit in awe of the golden sounds of Richard Swift. Rado explains that when their introduction to Swift happened, it was a resounding experience. “I bought Dressed Up For The Letdown one day, and put it on in the car on the drive home from the record store. I ended up just driving around listening to that record for hours. It was one of the most amazing records I’d ever heard. It still is. I went out the next day and bought The Novelist and Onasis. I told Sam about it, and he also flipped out immediately.” Long live Swift, and Swift lives on in Foxygen’s writings, bombastic and jangled. Check out their album, Take the Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar), the video for the single “Shuggie” (below) and the band at Turner Hall this Saturday, December 8th, as they play alongside Wild Belle and open for Of Montreal for an 8 p.m., all-ages performance.

This entry was published on December 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm. It’s filed under Interviews, new music, Previews, shows, WMSE sponsored events and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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