If I didn’t know anything about the above video before watching it, I would’ve thought it was something by Sigur Ros. Last thing I would’ve guessed was that it was the latest from Foals, the frenetic dance-rockers responsible for clutch tracks like “Hummer” and “Cassius”. The Oxford five-piece drop angular guitar riffs for drawn-out build-ups in “Spanish Sahara,” the first track to be released off of the band’s upcoming album, Total Life Forever. Although it’s hardly what I’d consider the most logical choice for a single, “Spanish Sahara” is a top contender for my favorite song by the band. The culmination of serene melodies into a cloud-parting breakdown just works out perfectly. The Antidotes-esque guitarwork thrown in towards the end is a nice touch as well. The hypnotically-beautiful, Icelandic feel of the video (that’s probably not Iceland but as far as stereotypes go, having perfect landscapes for epic music videos is as good as it gets) is just a cherry on top of all this goodness. Total Life Forever has definitely moved up a few spots on my list of most anticipated albums of the year.