Foals – Total Life Forever (new album / videos / website)

Foals

Total Life Forever

(Sub Pop)

Releasing: 11 May (Digital) / 15 June (CD)

Talk about Mixed Media: Check out the state-of-the-art online promotion for the upcoming release by Foals, Total Life Forever. Complete with interactive puzzles that preview samples from the new album, the stylish site augurs a drastic shift in the band’s aesthetic from its thrillingly hyperactive 2008 debut Antidotes to something more complex, more moody, and art-damaged–think less Gang of Four, more Philip Glass. The two pre-released videos for “Spanish Sahara” and “This Orient” reveal Foals’ shoot-for-the-stars ambition, smoothing out the caffeine jag of the group’s earlier math-rockish pop by creating soundscapes heavy on electronics and atmosphere this time around. We’ll find out if Total Life Forever is more a case of “difficult second album syndrome” or the start of something even bigger for Foals when the album is digitally released by Sub Pop on May 11.

SONG LIST

01 Blue Blood 


02 Miami 


03 Total Life Forever 


04 Black Gold 


05 Spanish Sahara 


06 This Orient 


07 Fugue 


08 After Glow 


09 Alabaster


10 Two Trees


11 What Remains

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