Foxygen’s overstuffed fourth LP, Hang, dropped last Friday and to promote the record, the psych-rock duo took to Conan to play its lead single, “Follow the Leader.”
Rather than strip down the track, Sam France and Jonathan Rado seemingly brought everyone they know to pack the Conan stage and play. Strings? Check. Backing vocalists? Yes indeed. Horn section? You betcha. Conga player? Why the hell not?
But for all the musicians playing—16 total—it’s a relative lean number from a duo that has steadily expanded overtime. The horns are almost skeletal and sound like they could keep up with those of the Dap Tones. The solos don’t wank around for forever and a day. It’s a performance that’s crisp and to the point.
You can read Paste’s review of Hang here. Check out the Conan video above, and a 2013 Foxygen performance via the Paste Cloud below.