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TUE, JUN 23, 2009 at 3:35 AM

For the Record #1: Foals - Antidotes


Welcome to a new feature of the internet (and more specifically “For the Record”. It’s going to work something like this: one of us picks a record we are fond of, writes a few lines about why we like it and then we put it on sale for 48 hours. You, enticed by the the review and overcome by feelings of inadequacy for not having listened the first time we told you it was great, buy the record. Deal?

Band: Foals
Record: Antidotes
When we told you the first time: April 8th 2008

Antidotes is unlike any other record Sub Pop has put out. Talking Heads, Steve Reich, Arthur Russell, Fugazi, the Kompakt label, The Cure and “dance rock” (ugh) aren’t reference points for many bands we work with. What Foals do have in common with many of the best loved Sub Pop records is the spirit of outsiders playing their own distorted vision of pop music. Descriptions of the band’s “taught rhythm section” and “insect like guitar lines” litter the internet, so I won’t bore you with those (try the mp3s and video links to hear for yourself or Bing Foals). My favorite track is Heavy Water, or to be precise the second half of it, so look out for that when you buy it. Foals themselves will be the first to tell you that they didn’t pull off everything they attempted on Antidotes, but it’s cruel to be too critical of a band for having too many ideas. The band is currently working on their second record back in Oxford, England. Until LP2, please satisfy yourself with Antidotes, the first Foals record.

For the next 48 hours you can pick up Antidotes for $6 on CD and LP and for $4 digital. The CD contains UK singles “Hummer” and “Mathletics” as bonus tracks, those tracks are included on a 7” in the sleeve with the vinyl.

Click here to buy!

Watch the video for Olympic Airways here

Listen to Balloons here (right click to save or left click to listen now)

Posted by Richard Laing

TUE, OCT 28, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Foals, CSS, and Fleet Foxes on mtvU


Check out these awesome "li’l promo videos ": that CSS, Foals, and Fleet Foxes shot at the Treasure Island Festival for mtvU.

Posted by Lacey Swain

WED, SEP 24, 2008 at 8:36 AM



Foals play “Red Sox Pugie” live on the Jimmy Kimmel show tonight. Don’t miss—one of them usually pukes when they play live. Plus, they’re British and he used to date Sarah Silverman!

Be sure to check them out on on Fuel TV’s “Daily Habit” on October 3rd, as well. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again.

Posted by Lacey Swain

MON, JUL 14, 2008 at 6:21 AM

Wolf Parade and Foals TONIGHT


Did you miss Wolf Parade and the Foals at the festival yesterday? Even though I’d like to shame you for missing them, instead I’m here to tell you that you’re in luck. Both Foals and Wolf Parade will be reprising their sets tonight at Neumos.

Tickets are available here via TicketWeb

Also playing is The Listening Party, who will be opening for Wolf Parade on their upcoming US tour.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

FRI, APR 25, 2008 at 9:24 AM

SP20 Festival - Details


As you have hopefully already read elsewhere here on the Sub Pop Interweb Tendency, we’re 20 this year. And, we plan to make kind of a nuisance of ourselves about it. More so than usual, even.

To celebrate the label’s twentieth birthday, Sub Pop will release a series of re-issues starting with Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition (which, like their brand new album The Lucky Ones , comes out May 20, 2008), launch a limited run of the Sub Pop Singles Club (more on that soon-ish), and throw a series of over-the-top birthday parties for itself this summer.

Herewith the scoop on these birthday parties:

SP20 Comedy Show – Friday, July 11th at The Moore Theatre

David Cross
Patton Oswalt
Eugene Mirman
Todd Barry
And Kristen Schaal will be hosting!

+Tickets to the SP20 Comedy Show are still available through TicketMaster here.+

Prohibited Items, Accessibility and other Moore Theatre FAQs

+Single-day tickets and 2-day passes for SP20 are still available through TicketMaster here!+

SP20 Festival – Saturday, July 12th at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

Eric’s Trip
The Helio Sequence
Pissed Jeans
Fleet Foxes
The Fluid
The Vaselines
Iron and Wine
Flight of the Conchords

SP20 Festival – Sunday, July 13th at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

The Ruby Suns
Grand Archives
Les Thugs
No Age
Red Red Meat
Comets on Fire
Beachwood Sparks
Green River
Wolf Parade

+Single-day tickets and 2-day passes for SP20 are still available through TicketMaster here!+

You can also buy tickets for SP20 in person at the Marymoor Park Office between 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. You can also phone them at 206-205-3661 or email them at to buy tickets and have them mailed to you. A fee of $8 per ticket supports maintenance and operations of King County Parks. There’s more info about all of this on the Concerts at Marymoor site.
There is also, at this same link info for those interested in carpooling to SP20!

Prohibited Items, Accessibility and other Marymoor Park FAQs

Getting to SP20 Festival

“SP20 at The Showbox – Saturday. July 12th, with…":

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
The Gutter Twins
(show starts at 10pm)

“Tickets for SP20 at The Showbox are available through TicketMaster here!":

It’s worth noting that all of the SP20-related events are benefits.
“Information on SP20 Beneficiaries is available here!":

Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, MAY 23, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Foals in-store May 25th at Lou’s Records in San Diego


Attention San Diegoians! Oxford-bred and briefly educated post-minimal-afro -jazz-punkers Foals will be paying a FREE, all-ages in-store at Lou’s Records in Encinitas, CA on Sunday, May 25 at 3pm. They also play a 21+ show that night at Brick by Brick.

Store Manager Tony Davis says: “I got lots of posters, stickers & buttons so I’ll work that like a five dollar whore.”

Don’t forget to pace yourself Tony!

Posted by Chris Jacobs