Foals are yet another 2010 Mercury Prize nominee from Oxford, England. Total Life Forever is an addictive follow up to their acclaimed 2008 debut album, Antidotes, which had many people labeling them (and in many cases writing them off) as math rockers. Half a listen through Total Life Forever should prove that the math rock label no longer applies, as their latest album is for the most part devoid of the typical noodlin’ and irregular time signatures associated with the genre. In my opinion, the band was quite successful in developing their sound for their sophomore release. Click the appropriately titled ‘Click to Stream’ button above to hear their album (don’t miss the title track), and if you prefer Youtube over Grooveshark, you can check out the video for This Orient below. I should mention that Total Life Forever gets its name from The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, who is apparently an expert in the field of the upcoming technological singularity. Boston crew, these guys will be at the newly renovated Paradise Rock Club on September 29th.