Music: the new Foals is not like the old Foals but it might be better.

For your pleasure: Foals 2 trees. I would gladly buy this song again and again.

Loving and sweet, it’s a little gem. It reminds me of Elliott Smith’s Independence Day with Foals’ lively precise drumming and contemporary guitar work in full effect.

We played out the first Foals album and while it’s still a welcome blast of energy some of its youthful moments are less compelling to me. This new release adds some depth to the mix; literally and figuratively. It’s a welcome if at first disconcerting departure.