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Studio Version of Cosmic Vibrations Released

Tim Heidecker (of all people) broke the news this morning that the studio version of Cosmic Vibrations has been released — listen to it below:

Fun to hear how this one has evolved over the past year+, as it’s had the most varied history of any of the songs from their live set that are going to be on the new album. The oldest version was created in a 1-hour studio session in the fall of 2012:

That was followed by my favorite rendition, played at the 3voor12 session in December of 2012 (starts at the 7:09 mark):

And in June of 2013, they played an acoustic version at the tail end of an interview Studio 360:

Foxygen live at the Larimer Lounge in Denver

The Flat Response released a high-quality recording of Foxygen’s March 18 show at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, Colorado. You can download the full concert here or any of the individual tracks using the links below.

Here’s the setlist.

1. intro
2. Bowling Trophies
3. Make It Known
4. Cosmic Vibrations
5. Shuggie
6. On Blue Mountain
7. In the Darkness
8. We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
9. San Francisco

Source:  [Neumann SKM140’s (AK40/KM100) > Lunatec V3 > Oade Mod Edirol R44 @ 24/48 > SDHC > Adobe Audition CS6 > Mixdown > Resample to 16/44.1 > CDWave
Taped by:  Lance Stack

Cosmic Vibrations from the Fred Perry Artist Lounge session at CMJ

The closest thing to a studio version of Cosmic Vibrations came together last October during CMJ, when Foxygen recorded two tracks (“In The Darkness” being the other) at what sounded like an entertaining recording session (eight different bands recording in sequential 1-hour blocks). MP3 versions can be downloaded with an email signup at the link above:

I do prefer the organ solo in the breakdown at the end, like in the 3voor12 session. But in terms of sound quality and vocals, this is the best version yet.