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Foals Share Trippy Video for “Cafe D’Athens”

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 Out Now via Warner Bros.

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Foals are releasing two albums this year: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 came out earlier this month via Warner Bros. and Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 is due out this fall. Now they have shared a video for Part 1‘s “Cafe D’Athens.” Jonny Costello and Charlotte Audrey directed the trippy video. Watch it below, followed by Foals’ upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Yannis Philippakis had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘D’Athens’ was the outcome of me trying to teach myself how to use Logic properly. I wanted to break away from loop pedals and cassettes, which was how I was demoing stuff for the last ten years, and try and record myself in a more modern way. I stumbled across that marimba loop which threads throughout the track and ‘Cafe D’Athens’ was the result. The band jammed it a couple times, and added some bits, I worked on it in Paris separately, and used a fretless bass for the first and probably last time.”

Also, we recently posted our interview with Foals about Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 and you can read that here.

Previously Foals shared a cinematic video for Part 1‘s first single, “Exits” (which was one of our Songs of the Week), a video for “On the Luna,” and a lyric video for “Sunday” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Then once the album was released album track “In Degrees” was #2 on our Songs of the Week list. Then the band shared a video for the album’s “White Onions.”

The albums are the follow-up to 2015’s What Went Down. Philippakis produced the albums, which were recorded at 123 Studios in Peckham, London with the help of engineer Brett Shaw. The band also features Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums), and Edwin Congreave (keys).

In a previous press release Philippakis had this to say about releasing two albums: “They’re two halves of the same locket. They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”

Philippakis said that the albums do address the environmental crisis our planet faces. “There’s a definite idea about the world being no longer habitable in the way that it was,” he said. “A kind of perilousness lack of predictability and a feeling of being overwhelmed by the magnitudes of the problems we face. What’s the response? And what’s the purpose of any response that one individual can have?”

Philippakis added: “Lyrically, there are resonances with what’s going on in the world at the moment. I just feel like, what’s the utility of being a musician these days, if you can’t engage with at least some of this stuff? These songs are white flags, or they’re SOSs, or they’re cries for help… each in a different way.”

Read our 2015 interview with Foals about What Went Down.

Foals Tour Dates:

March 30 /// Buenos Aires, Argentina /// Lollapalooza 2019#
March 31 /// Santiago, Chile /// Lollapalooza 2019#
April 2 /// Santiago, Chile /// Lollapalooza Sideshow @ Teatro La Cúpula#
April 5 /// Sao Paulo, Brazil /// Lollapalooza 2019#
April 7 /// Bogota, Columbia /// Estereo Picnic#
April 12 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel^ SOLD OUT
April 13 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel ^ SOLD OUT
April 14 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel^ SOLD OUT
April 16 /// Washington, D.C. /// 9:30 Club^ SOLD OUT
April 18 /// Washington, D.C. /// 9:30 Club^
April 19 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues^
April 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore^
April 22 /// Toronto, ON /// Rebel^
April 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall
April 24 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant^
April 26 /// Detroit, MI /// Saint Andrews Hall^
April 27 /// Chicago, IL /// Riviera Theatre^
April 28 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Rave^
April 30 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue^
May 2 /// Kansas City, MO /// Midland Theatre+
May 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival 2019#
May 12 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT
May 13 /// Paris, France /// Bataclan SOLD OUT
May 15 /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// Les Docks SOLD OUT
May 16 /// Milan, Italy /// Fabrique
May 17 /// Luxembourg, Luxembourg /// Den Atelier SOLD OUT
May 19 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Paradiso SOLD OUT
May 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys SOLD OUT
May 24 /// Newcastle, United Kingdom /// This Is Tomorrow 2019#
June 5 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Grosse Freiheit SOLD OUT
June 6 /// Aaarhus, Denmark /// Northside Festival#
June 7 - June 9 /// Nürburg, Germany /// Rock Am Ring 2019#
June 7 - June 9 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Rock im Park#
June 11 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 12 /// Manchester, United Kingdom /// O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT
June 14 /// Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom /// Bedgebury Pinetum
June 15 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 16 /// Birmingham, United Kingdom /// Digbeth Arena SOLD OUT
June 18 /// Glasgow, United Kingdom /// SWG3 Galvanizers Yard SOLD OUT
June 20 /// Thetford, United Kingdom /// Thetford Forest
June 21 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT
June 22 /// London, United Kingdom /// Alexandra Palace
June 24 - June 26 /// Zagreb, Croatia /// Inmusic Festival#
June 26 /// Bournemouth, United Kingdom /// International Centre
July 2 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Trinity College
July 5 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Festival Cruïlla 2019#
July 5- 7 /// Ewijk, Netherlands /// Down The Rabbit Hole#
July 25 - 28 /// Pikehall, Derbyshire, UK /// Y Not Festival #
July 26 - 28 /// Benidorm, Spain /// Low Festival 2019#
July 31 /// Freiburg, German /// Zelt - Musik- Festival #
August 1 - 3 /// Lustenau, Austria /// Szene Open Air#
August 7 - 11 /// Newquay, United Kingdom /// Boardmasters#
August 16 /// Osaka, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 17 /// Tokyo, Japan /// Summer Sonic#
August 22 - 24 /// Gueret, France /// Check In Party#
August 25 /// Paris, France /// Rock En Seine#
August 27 /// Kiev, Ukraine /// Art Platform
August 29 /// Moscow, Russia /// Adrenaline Stadium
August 30 /// St. Petersburg, Russia /// Morze

* with Bear Hands & Kiev
^ with Preoccupations & Omni
& with The Blue Stones, Preoccupations, The Cordial Sin
# Festival Date
+ Supporting Interpol

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