For all the grief we’re ScarJo’s Waits remake is getting, we don’t blame the producer: Dave Sitek did his best to offset her vocals with that Siteky sonic grandiosity. Unfortunately for him, though, Foals didn’t feel they needed quite the same touch up. DAS takes a production credit on the band’s math-pop winner Antidotes, but the UK dance-punkers remixed his efforts, complaining the end result sounds like it was “recorded in the Grand Canyon.” That’s sort of how he does, Foals. Whatever the end mix, though, “Red Socks Pugie” is an exercise in recording done right. The track pops with just the right mix of jitter and drama, as the official clip drives home with documentary-style cinematography of atomic destruction and anatomical diagrams. “Our hearts swell up, which make them explode.” Which could be from all that emotion. Or from all those fiery mushroom clouds.

Thanks, P4K. Here’s an MP3 of not this song:

Antidotes is out via Sub Pop.

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Comments (5)
  1. Iain  |   Posted on Apr 26th, 2008 0

    This band rip off Minus The Bear so much it makes my head hurt.

  2. Iain  |   Posted on Apr 26th, 2008 0

    This band rip off Minus The Bear so much it makes my head hurt.

  3. what a boring band! i’d be more likely to listen to the whole thing if they had kept the Sitek original version,

  4. Any Minneapolitan (sure it’s a word!) fans of the Foals should head down to the 7th Street Entry on the 28th of this month to catch the band supported by Ghost in the Water. Hell if you don;t dig the foals it’s worth it just to See GITW!

  5. rach  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2008 0

    i love foals :) i love this song :)
    they never cease to amaze me

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