Monday, February 25, 2008

foals: antidote

I can’t help but think of Menomena every time I listen to Foals’s new album. Whether the five lads from Oxford, England are aware of their similarities to Menomena or not, their debut full-length, Antidotes is one outstanding record! The album features Menomena-like multi-layered, mellow and rhythm driven rock style sounds; in addition, Foals effectively explored and experimented with the meter and tempo throughout Antidotes as well. What I enjoy most is how each layer and piece of sound is carefully incorporated in each song to create the exceedingly complex melodies heard throughout the album – the timing of the saxophone on "Cassius" and "Heavy Water" is just speechlessly perfect! If Menomena is your thing, you should definitely check out Foals’s Antidotes.

Cassius [super-wicked-cool song]
Heavy Water [wicked-cool song]
Big Big Love (Fig. 2)
***all files expire in 7 days or until bandwidth reaches its limit

Antidote comes out on March 24th in the UK and April 8th in the US, you can pre-order it here (UK) and here (US)


Liam said...

Lads? Honestly? You are not British.

Anonymous said...

the links are not working, can you fix them please?

some dude said...

yes, please repost!

Jackman said...

Sorry, the files have been "blocked"... so that means the band or record label requested the songs to be taken down... go pre-order the album, it's great!