After you register your email address on Foals.co.uk to receive the Mount Kimbie remix of "Spanish Sahara" in your inbox, you're taken to the video for the original version of the new song, from Foals upcoming Total Life Forever. It's a mostly quiet song, not entirely reminiscent of Coldplay, and it's the best Foals song we've heard. Clocking in at almost seven minutes, we believe it's also the longest. But did you know this guy has a really lithe voice? It's romantic. "Spanish Sahara" works itself frenzied towards the end, but the lightly harmonic lullaby moments are the kindest. Mount Kimbie's remix stays mostly faithful, too, adding clicks and cuts when appropriate, though staying modest. What we like best about this song, in all seriousness, is that its tasteful. Yeah, that sounds ridiculous but some easy restraint goes a long way.
March 03, 2010