Foals Goes on a City Outing in “Birch Tree”

It’s crony o’clock somewhere.

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Photo: Vincent Arbelet

For their latest video “Birch Tree,” British rock band Foals take us in a vicarious LA outing where we see the quintet skateboarding, messing around with each other, play games, and dance like dorks. “So we made a little film in the LA sun last month. Was just like old times with my homies” are the words of the director Dave Ma. And yes, the entire video is a crony-time under the California sun where the five-piece are chilling carefree.

“Birch Tree” is taken from their newest album, What Went Down, which came out in August of last year. The 10-track work fluctuates between post-punk and indie rock, where “Birch Tree” gravitates towards the latter more with its jangling beats rambling at midtempo. Foals is currently on tour:

Europe 2016 tour

1/26 – Gasometer (Vienna, Austria)

1/27 – Volkhaus (Zurich, Switzerland)

1/28 – Fabrique (Milan, Italy)

1/30 – Barclaycard Center (Madrid, Spain)

1/31 – Razzmatazz (Barcelona, Spain)

2/2-3 – Olympia (Paris, France)

2/4 – Heineken Music Hall (Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands)

2/10 – 3Arena (Dublin, Ireland)

2/12 – Hydro (Glasgow, UK)

2/13 – Manchester Arena (Manchester, UK)

2/16 – Wembley Arena (London, UK)

2/19 – Barclaycard Arena (Birmingham, UK)

2/20 – Leeds Arena (Leeds, UK)

2/22 – Columbiahalle (Berlin, Germany)

2/23 – National Forest (Brussels, Belgium)

2/26 – Amphi 3000 (Lyon, France)

2/27 – Palladium (Koln, Germany)

2/28 – Batschkapp (Frankfurt Am Main, Germany)

2/29 – Zenith (Lille, France)

6/3 – Rock am Ring (Mendig, Germany)

6/4 – Rock im Park (Nürnberg, Germany)

6/29 – Roskilde Festival (Roskilde, Denmark)

6/30 – Open’er Festival (Gdynia, Poland)

7/7 – Bilbao BBK Live (Bilbao, Spain)

7/8 – Nos Alive (Lisbon, Portugal)

7/10 – Festival Musilac (Aix Les Bains, France)

8/9 – Øyafestivalen (Oslo, Norway)

Latin America 2016 tour

3/9 – Pepsi Center WTC (Mexico City, Mexico)

7/20 – Cine Joia (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

7/23 – Groove (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

7/25 – la Cupula (Santiago, Chile)

7/27 – CC Barranco Arena (Lima, Peru)

USA 2016 tour

3/11 – Save Mart Center (Fresno, CA)

3/12 – Sleep Train Arena (Sacramento, CA)

3/13 – Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, CA)

3/16 – Don Haskins Center (El Paso, TX)

3/18 – Cox Business Center Arena (Tulsa, OK)

3/19 – Landers Center (Southaven, MS)

3/20 – Freedom Hall Civic Center (Johnson City, TN)

3/22 – Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, VA)

3/23 – Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, VA)

3/25 – Petersen Events Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

3/26 – Main Street Armory (Rochester, NY)

3/28 – First Niagara Center (Buffalo, NY)

3/30 – XL Center (Hartford, CT)

3/31 – Cross Insurance Arena (Portland, ME)

4/1 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence, RI)

4/15 & 4/22 – Coachella (Indio, CA)

5/13 – Shaky Knees Festival (Atlanta, Georgia)

5/20 – Hangout Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL)