Published Feb 23, 2010When they're not brawling with Sex Pistols' entourage or cancelling Alberta shows, British post-punks Foals like to record music. Their first album, 2008's Antidotes, reached No. 3 in the charts the UK, meaning that fans have eagerly awaited the follow-up; this anticipation was heightened when front-man Yannis Philippakis dismissed the band's debut as "flawed" and promised that the new album would be better. Well, we'll soon get to see if Philippakis lives up to his word.
A new MySpace post [via NME] by Yannis reveals that the album will be dubbed Total Life Forever and will be due out on May 10 in the UK.
"Total Life Forever" is also the name of a brief ambient clip that was added to YouTube last year, showing the band walking through New York while synths flicker in the background (see embedded clip below).
In an interview with The Fly in 2009, Yannis revealed that the album was recorded in Gothenberg, Sweden with producer Luke Smith and would be coming out on Transgressive. He described the album as the "darkest" and "slowest" thing they'd ever done, and said that it was "not quite as dancey, and the groove we've got into is more natural."
There's no other information about the album currently available, but we'll likely get our first taste of new material on Monday (March 1), as the MySpace post hints that "something pretty, pretty, pretty good will be happening on the airwaves this coming Monday."
The post also promises that there is "lots more news to come," as well as a revamped Foals website. The band apparently aren't fans of Facebook or MySpace, as Yannis revealed that the new site "will be our new HQ as we slowly withdraw from the world of social nettwerking."
Finally, the post revealed the following tour dates:
4/12 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
4/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
4/15 Paris, France - Trabendo