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NEW MUSIC: Foals "Exits"

Foals achieve the impossible on "Exits". They return to their quirky, indie roots AND sound a bit poppier than their last record.

UK quartet Foals has occupied two fairly distinct musical worlds. Their early output via Sub Pop was mathematical and quirky. Their big major label records Holy Fire and What Went Down added moments of thick, groovy rock to help them finally achieve some measure of commercial success in America.

Now we find them planning a very ambitious 2019. On March 8, Foals will drop Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 - the first half of a double album. Its companion piece follows this fall.

"Exits" channels their left-of-center, math-rock roots through the massive production sound of their major label albums. Groovy and accessible enough for the fans they picked up with tracks like "My Number" and "Mountain At My Gates", with a side of Alt-J weirdness that should please the longtime fans.

FOALS - Exits [Official Music Video]

"Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1" is available to pre-order now: Listen to Exits here: Connect with Foals: FOALS - EXITS A film by Albert Moya Produced by CANADA Starring Christa Théret Isaac Hempstead Wright Producer Karen Saurí Roman Pichón Herrera Executive

Foals plays House Of Blues Boston on April 19. Tickets go on sale Friday.