Published May 17, 2012It's been two years since UK indie rockers Foals released their sophomore set Total Life Forever. In that time, they've remained relatively quiet aside from some touring. Now, however, they've announced plans to return this summer, not with a new album but with a mixtape.
The group revealed the news via their Twitter, writing, "THIS IS TO SAY we're releasing a mix cd on k7 this july! it's going to be rad. and here's the cover. by tinhead... It's called TAPES. cos it's like a tape. only it's a cd. que?"
According to the tracklisting, which is available below, the release will cover a wide spectrum of sound from Teengirl Fantasy, Blood Orange and Caribou to Konono Nº1, Tony Allen and Nicolas Jaar.
Speaking with NME, the band's Edwin Congreave said, "It's easy to throw some random music together and call it a DJ mix, but I wanted to make something more ambitious than that."
NME added that Tapes is set to officially drop on July 2 via !K7.
Nicolas Jaar "Variations"
Clark "Ted" (Bibio Remix)
Dorian Concept "Tropical Hands"
Condry Ziqubu "Confusion" (Ma Afrika)
The Invisible "London Girl"
JR Seaton "Way Savvy" (Gatto Fritto Remix)
Blood Orange "Dinner"
Tanner Ross "B Side"
Teengirl Fantasy "Cheaters" (John Talabot's Classic Vocal Refix)
Château Flight feat Marie Daulne "Superflight" (Maurice Fulton Remix)
In Flagranti "Effective Placebo Affect"
Tony Allen "Kilode" (Carl Craig Remix)
Art Department feat Soul Clap & Osunlade "We Call Love"
Cerrone "Give Me Love" (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Arnold Jarvis "Take Some Time Out"
Oni Ayhun "OAR003-B"
Sepalcure "Every Day Of My Life" (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads "Mushrooms" (Justin Martin Remix)
Julio Bashmore "Battle For Middle You" (Maurice Donovan Dub)
Caribou "Sun" (Midland Edit)
Konono Nº1 "Paradiso"
Gospel Comforters "Yes God Is Real?"