Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1

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While the majority of their contemporaries have fallen by the wayside, Foals continue to hit new peaks. After more than a decade in the game, Foals again embrace that love for the unconventional with the bravest and most ambitious project of their career: not one, but two astonishing new albums: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. A pair of releases, separate but related, they share a title, themes and artwork. Part 2 follows later in the year. “They’re two halves of the same locket,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explains. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”

Fundamentally tethered but possessing their own personalities, the two bodies capture the most compelling, ambitious and cohesive creations they’ve ever produced. Eager to break the traditional pop song structure which they felt they were becoming increasingly tapered to, the 20 tracks defy expectation. There are exploratory, progressive-tinged tracks alongside atmospheric segues which make the music an experience rather than a mere collection of songs. Yet the band’s renowned ability to wield relentless grooves with striking power and skyscraper hooks also reaches new heights.

The album’s lead single Exits is a case in point, featuring Philippakis conjuring the image of a disorienting world via a contagious vocal melody. It’s a fresh anthem for Foals’ formidable arsenal, but also an ominous forecast. “There's a definite idea about the world being no longer habitable in the way that it was,” says Yannis. “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?”

White Onions
In Degrees
On The Luna
Cafe D'Athens
Surf Pt.1
I'm Done With The World (& It's Done With Me)
Format: LP
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalogue numbers: 0190295500924

Licensed To-Warner Music UK Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Foals
Copyright (c)-Foals
Pressed By-Optimal Media GmbH
Published By-Transgressive Publishing Ltd
Recorded At-123 Studios
Recorded At-Studio La Marquise
Mastered At-Sterling Sound
Mixed At-The Mix Suite
Mixed At-Mixsuite LA
Lacquer Cut At-Optimal Media GmbH
Lacquer Cut At-Alchemy Mastering

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Matrix / Runout-BI56077-01 A1 ST 01902955 00924-A1 BAZZ△ ALCHEMY
Matrix / Runout-BI56077-01 B1 01902955 00924-B1 VT
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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