Foxygen recently was featured on La Blogothèque’s Take Away Show series, recorded when they were in Paris in February earlier this year. The series features live impromptu performances in public settings, so you can imagine what Sam does to take advantage of the format.
They split the performance into two videos — the first is of On Blue Mountain:
And then that’s followed by a video of In The Darkness and No Destruction — don’t miss Sam getting busted for trying to steal a piece of fruit near the start:
It’s been awhile since we filmed a group so well suited to a Take Away Show. A group whose presence alone suffices to shake the street, that provokes without seeming involved, that jumps around so much, makes a point of hanging out with everyone around them, and that mocks the fact of being on camera with a playful disdain. Overall, a band that can do all of that without fucking up their harmonies. A group that goes so far as to write the film we’re shooting while we’re shooting it.
One more note — around the 3 minute mark they discuss the fact that the answers in the Turnstyle Films interview from a few weeks ago were, as suspected, all lies.