Foals - Red Socks Pugie
Artist FoalsSong title Red Socks Pugie
Red Socks Pugie
Foals release their new single Red Socks Pugie on May 26th 2008 released through Transgressive Records. The single is taken from their debut album 'Antidotes' released earlier this year, it was recorded in 2007 by David Sitek, luminary producer and longstanding member of TV On The Radio.
Red Socks Pugie is a complex arrangement unspoiled by lyrics about the rush of blood through vessels between two people. The images of wasp nests and terminals evoke starkness and a dearth of emotion in contrast to the fevered excitement of falling in love. And then, says Yannis, 'everything is set on fire'.
The lyrics gain more poignancy as Yannis repeats them over and over again over the ever increasing layering of the band's twitchy guitars and restless bassline, until the track crescendos into a rush so huge it's impossible not to feel the hairs stand up on the back of the neck.
Like Radiohead before them, Foals are a hugely bright, young band with long careers ahead of them. Debut album 'Antiodotes' has been met by critical acclaim - these young men are ready to push boundaries, to keep evolving and keep creating music they believe in whilst remaining true to themselves, and 'Antidotes' is an album which will go down in history as a definition in the sound of new music in 2008, and beyond. It's no exaggeration to say they are the best new band in the UK.