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Foals – “Mountain At My Gates” Video

It seems a little counterintuitive to get esteemed music video director Nabil to shoot one entirely on a crappy little GoPro camera, but that’s what the video for Foals’ “Mountain At My Gates” asks of him. Nabil and the band have collaborated before on videos for “Bad Habit” and “Late Night,” so it makes sense… More »

By: James Rettig / 9:52 am

Hear Foals Debut “A Knife In The Ocean” On BBC Radio 1

Last night Foals debuted “A Knife In The Ocean,” a song off their upcoming release What Went Down, on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show to a lucky crowd of 30. The band released the title track on the same show about a month ago and since have shared “Mountain At My Gates,” both with… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / July 22, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Foals – “Mountain At My Gates”

English tropical-prog five-piece Foals announced their fourth album What Went Down in June, and shared the title track. Today they’ve offered up the second single, “Mountains At My Gates,” a fuzzed-out, frenetic journey driven by psychedelic guitar solos to a fever pitch. Yannis Philippakis wails like he’s ascended the highest peak and wants the whole… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 20, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Foals – “What Went Down”

Foals announced their new album, What Went Down, a few days ago, and they just premiered the title track and lead single on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. If you’ve been following their progression over the past three records, then what they have in store for the fourth may be a bit of a… More »

By: James Rettig / June 16, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Foals Announce New Album What Went Down

Foals have announced that their fourth full-length, What Went Down, will be out on 8/28. Their last album was 2013’s Holy Fire. They’ll premiere the first single (and title track) from the record on 6/16 via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The album was produced by James Ford (Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys,… More »

By: James Rettig / June 11, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Preview Foals’ “Howl (Supermoon)” From Radio 1 Rescores: Drive

A couple of weeks ago, BBC radio host Zane Lowe announced the controversial project Radio One Rescores: Drive – Curated By Zane Lowe, in which a number of big-name artists make up an all-new soundtrack to the already fantastically soundtracked film Drive. We’ve heard Chvrches’ contribution, and now we can hear a bit of the… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 3, 2014 - 10:12 am

Chvrches – “Get Away”

The movie Drive is only three years old, and its soundtrack is magnificent; it’s arguably the best thing about the entire movie. But BBC radio host Zane Lowe has taken on the strange, difficult endeavor of improving, or at least competing against, that original soundtrack. Lowe has put together a whole new soundtrack to the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Wild Beasts – “Palace (Foals Remix)”

British art-poppers Wild Beasts are into remixes. They dropped their Present Tense LP earlier this year, and since then, they’ve recruited people like Factory Floor, the Field, Lone, and SOHN to rework its tracks. And on a forthcoming Present Tense special edition, they’ll include a full bonus disc of nothing but remixes. One of those… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 10:29 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Foals Join The Anti-Spotify Club

The list of artists who don’t much like Spotify — and, specifically, the streaming service’s practice of paying artists very little money — has lately grown to include distinguished types like Thom Yorke and David Byrne, and now it also includes the anthemic British skronk-rockers Foals. As Music Week reports, frontman Yannis Philippakis recently toldMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2013 - 11:12 am

Foals – “Out Of The Woods” Video

Since the release of Holy Fire this February, British rockers Foals have now released videos for five of their new songs, the most recent being “Out Of The Woods.” From the grungy, head-banging first single “Inhaler“, released last October, to the shocking, slightly disturbing scenes of a sleazy European hotel in “Late Night,” Foals’ video… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / September 25, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoon were greeted by Kurt Vile’s excellent set on the Sutro Stage. Later a small, but dedicated group headed to an unlisted secret show by The Head And The Heart that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Johnny Marr, Foals, ALT-J Weigh In On Camera Phones At Concerts Debate

A few weeks ago, She & Him re-ignited the timeless question of smartphone usage at concerts when they banned cameras at their Toronto Urban Roots Fest performance. It’s an increasingly common request made by bands, including Savages, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others. In the interest of keeping the fires stoked, NME asked a number of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 31, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Foals – “Bad Habit” Video (NSFW)

Foals last worked with director Nabil Elderkin on the seriously NSFW “Late Night” video. The band and director are paired up again for the “Bad Habit” clip, which is about as objectionable as the sleeve art for Rush’s Hemispheres. But a tasteful nude is still a nude, so be warned. “Bad Habit” is far and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 17, 2013 - 1:52 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Usually, especially during the weeks where I liked a K-pop video or two, I do my best to explain what, exactly, I enjoy about the videos I list here. This week, though, Scott and I are on our way out the door to Stereogum’s Range Life party, which is about to start. That means I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Foals – “Late Night” Video (NSFW)

Foals have now released three videos from their new LP, Holy Fire, two of which have received the NSFW tag: first single “Inhaler” and now “Late Night.” That’s probably not a bad strategy; no television outlet (in the States, anyway) is going to give these things any airtime, and I’d bet NSFW vids on average… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 11, 2013 - 11:17 am

Foals – “My Number (Hot Chip Remix)”

When Tom named Pissed Jeans’ Honeys Album Of The Week, commenter Robert Wohner implored us to not overlook Foals, who also released a new album last week: their third full-length, Holy Fire. I told Robert that I’d never been able to connect with Foals in the past, but based on his enthusiasm, I’d give them… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013 - 6:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Did nobody want to release a big, important video the same week that the Coachella lineup came out? Because there were no big, important videos this week. But there were some fun smaller ones, and we’ve got five of those below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Foals – “My Number” Video

The video for Foals’ “My Number” takes the traditional concept for performance video and throws it down the toilet. The clip not only shows what’s going on in the crowd and on stage, but the seedier bits of a rock show. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 5:11 pm
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