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The Foreign Exchange Want To ‘Thank You For Listening’

If you're anything like me, then you were anxiously awaiting The Foreign Exchange's third album,
Authenticity, which finally dropped this past Tuesday. Since copping it, it quickly joined the
rotation of other FE gems, Connected and Leave It All Behind. Behind every great album usually
lies an even better story, and now Phonte and Nicolay are giving fans a chance to find out
a bit more about the back stories of how the FE movement came to be in their own words
on the collective's short film, "Thank You for Listening". This mini doc is an insightful mix of
interviews and performance footage from shows at L.A.'s The Roxy and San Fran's Yoshi's Jazz
Club. Broken into three parts, each part focuses on each of the group's three albums and what
makes each one different from the last. From discussing the group's unlikely Okayplayer.com
origins to the decision to record Authenticity as a live album, the flick provides a detailed look
into the evolution of FE. And as with anything FE related, expect appearances from collective
members and frequent contributors YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo!, Sy Smith and Aimee
Flint
. "Thank You for Listening" is sure to give fans a rarely-seen glimpse into one of the most
exciting things to happen to music in a long time. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Part 2 and 3 after the bounce...


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2 Responses

  1. I dont know.............I was expecting something different, something better I mean seriously when you listen to this album it sounds just like Zo! last album Sunstorm. I copped it but it wont be in heavy rotation........................

  2. Definitely disagree about the lack of heavy rotation...
    I haven't heard Zo's project, but I'm a big fan of "authenticity." Nicolay's production work really makes up for any other problems I'd have w/ the effort. Beyond that, I think the group is authentic (for lack of a better word). Phonte's lyrics are unpretentious and honest...which is hard to find in today's climate. I also think that this is hardly a reproduction of their past works. They did some experimenting on this project, especially on the last two tracks, with great results.



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