RELEASE DAY EVENTS (Information subject to change - contact stores below for details):
Chandler, Arizona | Zia Records
Phoenix [Camelback], Arizona | Zia Records
Phoenix [Thunderbird], Arizona | Zia Records
Tempe, Arizona | Zia Records
Tucson [Oracle], Arizona | Zia Records
Tucson [Speedway], Arizona | Zia Records
Long Beach, California | Fingerprints Music
San Diego, California | M-Theory
San Francisco, California | Amoeba
Orlando, Florida | Park Ave CD *
Atlanta, Georgia | Criminal Records *
Chicago, Illinois | Reckless Records *
Indianapolis, Indiana | Luna Music *
Boston, Massachusetts | Firebrand Saints ^
Kansas City, Missouri | Mills Records Co.
Las Vegas [Sahara], Nevada | Zia Records *
Las Vegas [Eastern], Nevada | Zia Records *
Brooklyn, New York | Baby's All Right ^
Columbus, Ohio | Lost Weekend Records *
Portland, Oregon | Music Millennium
Charleston, South Carolina | Monster Music *
Nashville, Tennessee | Grimey's *
Austin, Texas | Waterloo
Taylorsville, Utah | Graywhale
Seattle, Washington | Sonic Boom
Madison, Wisconsin | Strictly Discs*
^ Listening party w/ happy hour
* Listening party w/ pizza
[All locations will have signed poster giveaways]
In other news, Foals has been giving away cassettes of What Went Down this week via a global scavenger hunt, hiding copies of the album at numerous locations worldwide and sharing the coordinates on their social channels. Fans who found copies were encouraged to share photos of the cassette. Thus far, copies have turned up in Madrid, Paris, Oslo, Amsterdam, Berlin and Hamburg. Check out photos HERE via NME.
What Went Down is an album that grapples with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop: permanence and impermanence; life and death; solitude; vulnerability; intimacy; passion; rage; humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. Sonically, it's an album that precariously seesaws between primal aggression and naked vulnerability.
Foals have released three top ten albums to date: Antidotes (2007, album chart no 3), Total Life Forever (2010, no 8) and Holy Fire (2013, no 2). 2013 was the year that Foals broke through. Appearing high up the bill at festivals around the world, Foals became festival headliners in the UK, headlining Bestival, Latitude and Parklife, drawing the biggest crowds of the weekends. By the end of 2013 Foals had won another slew of awards: Best Live Act at the Q awards, Best Live Act at The Sun Bizarre awards, Best Single (Inhaler) at the NME awards and a Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nomination (the band's second in a row).
Foals will embark upon a Sold Out UK club tour in November.
What Went Down
Mountain At My Gates
Give It All
A Knife In The Ocean