Foals’ New Album What Went Down Out Today

Foals’ New Album What Went Down Out Today





“British band unleashes the beast within on its best album yet ” – Rolling Stone

“Shaping up to be the great rock savior album of the summer.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Foals find an animalistic side with What Went Down” – Wall Street Journal

“This is perfect” – NPR Music

“One of the better and more enduring U.K. buzz bands of the last decade” – SPIN

“Strong stuff by a band getting more and more interesting by the minute.” – Yahoo Music

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 28, 2015 – Foals’ eagerly anticipated new album What Went Downis out today on Warner Music. To purchase the album now, click HERE. U.S. fans will have the chance to celebrate the release of What Went Down at special release day listening parties taking place at cities across the country. See below for a complete list of locations.


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 weekvia 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.


1. What Went Down

2. Mountain At My Gates

3. Birch Tree

4. Give It All

5. Albatross

6. Snake Oil

7. Night Swimmers

8. London Thunder

9. Lonely Hunter

10. A Knife In The Ocean

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