English indie rockers FOALS are my pick for 2013 Band Of The Year. Two K Thirteen saw Yannis & Co. solidify themselves as one of THE best live acts in the world. The band is already headlining European Music Festivals and selling out moderately sized U.S. venues, just three albums deep into their career.
I know this selection comes as a surprise to some… based on the comments Mr. Philippakis made about my beloved Stone Roses, but I’ve honestly moved past that. I’ve actually embraced the comment and taken the phase “Heritage Act” to an entirely new level. Thank you Yannis!
I named their third studio album Holy Fire my number 3 album of the year, and the track “Inhaler” received the ultimate INDEEP prize, being named Track Of The Year.
My own selfishness hopes that the America doesn’t accept FOALS in a way that they truly deserve….so I can continue to see them perform in venues no larger than the House Of Blues.
The only negative thing I have to say about these dudes is that they have fallen into this annoying and completely unnecessary trend of releasing NSFW videos. Enough already.
We can now contact FOALS with ALL of the good news!
As we officially put closure to 2013, I would like to thank everyone that have contributed to this site. I hope I have provided knowledge, fun, and a few giggles for those that enjoy my take on the world of indie rock.
I look forward to being one of your daily resources for relevant music in 2014.
Thanks for viewing,
Enjoy “The Yannis Balcony Jump” again: