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Genre: Alternative

Released: May 23, 2011



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Torches – Foster the People

NameArtistTimePrice
. Torches - iTunes LP----
1.
Helena BeatFoster the People4:35$1.29
2.
Pumped Up KicksFoster the People3:59$1.29
3.
Call It What You WantFoster the People4:00$1.29
4.
Don't Stop (Color On the Walls)Foster the People2:56$1.29
5.
WasteFoster the People3:25$1.29
6.
I Would Do Anything for YouFoster the People3:35$1.29
7.
HoudiniFoster the People3:23$1.29
8.
Life On the NickelFoster the People3:36$1.29
9.
Miss YouFoster the People3:36$1.29
10.
WarrantFoster the People5:22$1.29
11.
Broken JawFoster the People5:36Album Only

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Our Review

Los Angeles electro-indie-pop-rock band Foster the People never had much official “indie” status, having been scooped up to the major leagues within their first year of performing. After making a decent splash at music festivals and creating a serious buzz with infectious numbers such as “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Helena Beat,” Foster the People are making good with a debut album that’s as fresh as sunshine and as refreshing as a surf wave. The group have touches of California sunbaked pop in their repertoire, but there’s also a dark Euro-disco groove lurking under the hooks of “Don’t Stop (Color On the Walls)” and the thick, goth-like wash of “Waste.” Singer Mark Foster plays and programs enough keyboards to give the songs a grand entrance, while other members contribute to the production to jazz up and space out tracks like “Miss You” and “Life On the Nickel.” “Warrant” works under an ambient haze. “Houdini” charges with an unforgiving groove, squeaky synths and a falsetto that reaches back to the ‘70s disco era.



Customer Reviews

Fantastic (5 stars)
Lives up to the EP. A rare gem of a cd in an ocean of terrible music.

Wish (5 stars)
A wonderful album. Like MGMT, but less pretensious, like Passion Pit, but less annoying. Mark Foster has perfected the formula to perfect pop songs. Poetic lyrics that draw thought, but also honestly simple and candid lines too. My favorite line on the album is in "waste" at the end of the chorus he says "cuz I just really want to be with you." simple and consise yet oddly beautiful within the context of this song. Easily

Excellent Album (5 stars)
Foster the People has impressed us all with their 3 song EP. Now they have released their full length album, 'Torches' which continues to impress us all. Its a great album. Definitely worth purchasing. Cant wait to see them live!

Biography

Formed: 2009 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Alternative
Years Active: '00s, '10s

Indie rock trio Foster the People make atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop. Formed in Los Angeles in 2009, the band features keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Mark Foster, bassist Cubbie Fink, and drummer Mark Pontius. The trio's single "Pumped Up Kicks" received significant airplay on KROQ in 2010, and the band quickly began receiving significant online attention. In January of...

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Torches

Top Songs By Foster the People

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Pumped Up KicksTorches3:59$1.29
2.
Don't Stop (Color On the Walls)Torches2:56$1.29
3.
Helena BeatTorches4:35$1.29
4.
HoudiniTorches3:23$1.29
5.
Call It What You WantTorches4:00$1.29
6.
I Would Do Anything for YouTorches3:35$1.29
7.
WasteTorches3:25$1.29
8.
Miss YouTorches3:36$1.29
9.
WarrantTorches5:22$1.29
10.
Life On the NickelTorches3:36$1.29

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