[pullquote quote="We just want people to feel better about their lives." credit="Mark Foster"]If you’re into synth-driven, electro-pop bands like MGMT and Passion Pit, then Foster The People‘s debut album, Torches will be right up your alley. Mark Foster, Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink are Foster The People, and they’ve been humbled.
Just like MGMT, these musicians are blown away that they’ve made it from the local to the big leagues at a such a sprint-like pace.
[pullquote quote="Accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying: Foster The People are a fresh evolution of modern music" credit="NME"]Their highly anticipated debut album, Torches, is the soundtrack for an eternal summer. Produced by Paul Epworth ([lastfm]Adele[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Florence and the Machine[/lastfm]), Rich Costey ([lastfm]Muse[/lastfm] & [lastfm]Interpol[/lastfm]), and Greg Kurstin ([lastfm]Beck[/lastfm] + [lastfm]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/lastfm]), Torches delivers on both the promise of their breakthrough chart-topping single “Pumped Up Kicks” and the promise of this young band out of L.A.
On board the 2011 summer festival circuit, FTP are set to play Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. They also had a slot on the bill of their hometown west coast festival, Coachella and stopped by the KROQ compound to show off their short-shorts and a couple samples from the new album.
1. Helena Beat*
2. Pumped Up Kicks*
3. Call It What You Want
4. Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop)
6. I Would Do Anything For You
8. Life On The Nickel
9. Miss You
(* Performed live in KROQ Coachella video)