Hot on the heels of 2013 Q1′s best album and a much publicized SXSW meltdown, Foxygen has announced new summer tour dates and a 7″ for “No Destruction,” one of the standouts from We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. The 7″ also features b-side “Where’s the Money?,” produced by Richard Swift during the Peace & Magic sessions.
Foxygen recently played A Take Away Show for La Blogotheque in which the band harmonizes under the Sacré Coeur and frontman Sam France scares Parisian children and steals an apple from a street vendor. Watch Foxygen perform “In the Darkness,” “No Destruction” and “On Blue Mountain” below, and catch tour dates after the jump.
05/07/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/08/13 Montreal , QC – Il Motore
05/09/13 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
05/11/13 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
05/14/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory – SOLD OUT
05/15/13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
05/18/13 Mexico City, MX – Festival Marvin
06/21/13 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
06/22/13 North Adams, MA – Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art
The legendary Buck 65 has announced that in addition to his east coast jaunt this month, he will be touring the west side in August in support of 20 Odd Years. His newest single “Paper Airplane”, featuring Jenn Grant, is now available for free download. Watch the video for “Paper Airplane,” directed by Sophie Levy and shot in Paris with French actress Roxane Mesquida, after the jump and catch a recent Blogotheque performance with Marnie Herald (who will be touring with Rich) here.
In their episode, Local Natives play “Who Knows Who Cares”, a song from their BNM’ed debut Gorilla Manor, while strolling through Paris’ ornate Palais Royal. It’s a remarkably well-staged impromptu performance, with frontman Taylor Rice starting out solo, as the rest of the band members gradually join him one by one. And it’s a great location for one of these, too, with the palace’s gorgeous vaulted ceilings working as an ideal backdrop for the Natives’ interweaving voices. Watch it above, and check out the uncut version over here.