The manic duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rando who make the band Foxygen will be performing along with Dub Thompson at the Cellar Door at 9:30 p.m. on Friday(Aug. 8).

The bi-coastal songwriting duo of France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22) are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need.

They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times. Yet, it never comes across as anything but absolutely modern music. They bring the manic, freewheeling qualities of an artist like Ariel Pink to those aforementioned influences to make for one of the most refreshing listens of the year. They are the real deal and total savants. Their albums are love letters to vinyl collections. <

The group has won “Best New Music” awards from Pitchfork Media, “Artist of the Year” from Paste Magazine, and have played nearly every major festival during the past two years.  The band’s wildly theatric live show are not to be missed and often sell out quickly.

Dub Thompson will kick things off in support of their new Dead Oceans release.  The album was recorded by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.  It’s brilliantly wild, weird, and manic.

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