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Is This The End Of Foxygen? + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Upon hearing the latest Foxygen record, "Seeing Other People," my first impression was that this was a full-length farewell from the duo.  From the record's title on down to the often vitriolic lyrics of the songs, it seemed like maybe two guys who started their band in high school fourteen years ago had finally had enough.  

Fans care about this because Sam France and Jonathan Rado are so good at what they do.  We loved Foxygen's 2013 breakthrough album, "We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic," and its fun melding of indie and classic rock.  We vicariously enjoyed France and Rado's lifestyle, and their tales of rock and roll excess.  We even allowed Foxygen their ridiculous over-long record of self-indulgence, "...And Star Power." 

Sam France has written an open letter addressing the possible end of Foxygen.  According to him, "Seeing Other People" is a farewell to endless partying, unsavory music business characters and (for now) touring.  But not a farewell to Foxygen.  France says Foxygen is not breaking up, because he and Rado were never a band in the first place!  They are two guys who make records; here's the new one.  

Here are the Top 30 new album releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending June 9, 2019:

1    Big Thief- "U.F.O.F."

2    The National- "I Am Easy To Find"

3    Vampire Weekend- "Father Of The Bride"

4    Mac DeMarco- "Here Comes The Cowboy"

5    Cat Le Bon- "Reward"

6    Local Natives- "Violet Street"

7    The Get Up Kids- "Problems"

8    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- "Fishing For Fishies"

9    Fontaines D.C.- "Dogrel"

10   Nilufer Yanya- "Miss Universe"

11   Foxygen- "Seeing Other People"

12   *repeat repeat- "Glazed"

13   Jamila Woods- "LEGACY! LEGACY!"

14   Middle Kids- "New Songs For Old Problems"

15   Mexico City Blondes- "Blush"

16   Bibio- "Ribbons"

17   Jenny Lewis- "On The Line"

18   Kishi Bashi- "Omoiyari"

19   Tacocat- "This Mess Is A Place"

20   Sasami- "Sasami"

21   The Mountain Goats- "In League With Dragons"

22   Morabeza Tobacco- "Morabeza Tobacco"

23   Mavis Staples- "We Get By"

24   Weyes Blood- "Titanic Rising"

25   Avey Tare- "Cows On Hourglass Pond"

26   Yola- "Walk Through Fire"

27   Kevin Morby- "Oh My God"

28   Shovels & Rope- "By Blood"

29   Alex Lahey- "The Best Of Luck Club"

30   Sebadoh- "Act Surprised"

Mark Simmet is a Senior Producer and Studio One Host