Last month, LA-based Foxygen (made up of Jonathan Rado and Sam France) released a video that doubles as a time machine back to San Francisco circa 1973. The duo spends the track, simply and appropriately titled (you guessed it) “San Francisco,” frolicking through Golden Gate Park and emulating The Velvet Underground’s Loaded in a pink hotel room. It may be an out-of-towner’s rendition of SF, but the Kinks-esque, subdued psychedelic sound and acid-dancing under the trees sure evoke some post-Summer of Love nostalgia. Check out the video below:
The psych-pop two-piece released a new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, on Jagjaguwar, and apparently each track on the sophomore LP “was a message of peace delivered from cosmic beings who used France and Rado as their messenger vessels.” Sounds good to me. Luckily they’ll be in SF tonight, opening for Unknown Mortal Orchestra alongside Wampire at the Great American Music Hall.