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Foals also played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics)

photos by Leia Jospe

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Still filled with complex interplay between the band, Foals have loosened up considerably, making room for heart and soul. Bigger, better, even more danceable. The first single, “Spanish Sahara,” was featured prominently in the Entourage Season 7 trailer which ran for like two months on HBO, which shoulda tipped me off, but it didn’t seem like anyone I knew was into the record.

Well, people are indeed into Foals, it’s just not the crowd I was expecting. Foals sold out Bowery and MHoW and, given what I saw last night, they’ll be playing Terminal 5 the next time they hit NYC. The band are certainly ready for bigger venues. Philippakis now faces the audience and makes jokes with the crowd. The band are still shit hot and tight as the Queen’s posterior. The songs from TLF sound fantastic, and the Antidotes material (and early singles) sounded better. I woulda liked a few more from the new album (no “This Orient” or “Black Gold”), but Foals have become a live force.

Yannis still likes leaping off stage by the way. During “Electric Bloom,” after climbing a set of speakers and nearly falling off, Philippakis took a FLYING leap into the audience. The whole roam let out a giant “WHOA!” as he flew what seemed to me a good 15 feet out. The crowd caught him. The dude is a little crazy.

I think the crowd kind of took this to be an invitation to be just as crazy as him. The final song of the night, “Two Steps, Twice,” a couple girls managed to get on stage and started dancing. This led to a full-on stage invasion with [a bunch of] girls dancing plus a few bros who grabbed the mike and sang along. Bonkers. -[SoundBites]

That’s a review is of the Music Hall of Williamsburg show which is also the show pictured in this post. Girl In a Coma opened. It was the second of two NYC shows for Foals (they played Bowery Ballroom on 10/1 with Esben & The Witch). More pictures and some videos below…

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“Spanish Sahara” live by Foals at MHOW in New York

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