Despite the fact that I was familiar with singer's Yannis Philippakis and drummer Jack Bevan's mathrock band The Edmund Fitzgerald it took me years before stumbling upon Foals' music and maybe some years more to finally fell in love with these guys and one of the reasons for that affection is "Spanish Sahara".
The track has one of the most impressive build-ups in the indie scene ever and I'm pretty sure that's partially due to the music roots of the guys. The lyrics, the idea of this imaginary place where you know... just things are fucked up and hopeless - kinda the opposite of all those Narnia-Neverland-ish place, it's kinda haunting just like the tune...
"Black rocks and shoreline sand
Still that summer I cannot bare
And I wipe the sand from my arms
The Spanish Sahara, the place that you'd wanna
Leave the horror here"