Foxygen Adds New Members, Also A Set of Broken Bongos

by Nina Joly


My significant other Justin Nijssen has spent the last two years as resident bassist for the much-hyped indie psychadelic-rock band Foxygen of Jagjaguwar Records, brainchild of our friend Sam France and his childhood buddy Jonathan Rado. This year I join their ranks as a touring dancer/singer/auxiliary percussionist/choreographer. We had a great time performing at Coachella 2014, which was very fun despite the 10,000-degree heat onstage and the fact that my bongos were held together with pink duct tape (by the second weekend of the festival, they had shattered completely- I was promised a new set of congas instead!).

                                                               GO BIG OR GO HOME FESTIVAL PEOPLE!

                                                              GO BIG OR GO HOME FESTIVAL PEOPLE!

Tomorrow, I fly to LA to work on and appear in the new music video for the first single on the new album STAR POWER, to be released early this fall. Pics promised! 

Later this summer, Justin and I will abandon our home in the Olympia woods to tour the west coast with these guys. In the fall, we'll do coast-to-coast US and Europe baby! Look and the dates and decide to buy tickets via the following link.

http://www.jagjaguwar.com/tour.php#foxygen

Here's a vid featuring myself and the other Foxy ladies shaking it on the same stage that Lorde took over later that night. You can recognize me by my diamond-encrusted black halter and white Keds.


Here's a review of our 4/17/14 show at the Independent in San Francisco, where allegedly, someone's wife was into me. Woohoo.

http://40goingon28.blogspot.com/2014/04/show-report-foxygen-at-independent.html

Keep checking back for more updates as thing on the Foxy front continue to ramp up. 

                                                                   Justin and I at the Chapel in SF, 4/16.

                                                                  Justin and I at the Chapel in SF, 4/16.

                                 Battling heat exhaustion post=performance at our first Coachella weekend.

                                Battling heat exhaustion post=performance at our first Coachella weekend.