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Formed: 2005 in Oxford, England
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Group Members: Andrew Mears, Walter Gervers, Edwin Congreave, Yannis Philippakis
Biography: Formed in Oxford, England, by longtime friends Yannis Philippakis (guitar) and Jack Bevan (drums), along with Andrew Mears on vocals, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and bassist Walter Gervers, Foals -- whose name is a play on the etymology of Philippakis' name -- began as a way to protest against the proggier ...Read full biography
Holy Fire
Released: 2013
Label: Warner Bros.
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While there are lots of bands dealing in either danceable rock or navel-gazing pop, few bands combine the two quite like Foals. On Holy Fire, the third album from the English band, the post-punk revival ...Read full review
Released: 2012
Label: !K7
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Back in the 1980s, we kids used to make cassette mixtapes for a couple of reasons: first, and most importantly, to flirt with the objects of our romantic desire. Second, to show off our musical sophistication ...Read full review