Foster the People: Torches

I finally listened to these guys only a week or so ago. I had heard the name brought up on other blogs and hip scenes but hadn’t bothered to pay much attention. Until now… (dramatic movie trailer voice)

Foster the People - Torches cover

If Helena Beat isn’t one of the catchiest tunes you hear this year then I just don’t know what is. The album credits are basically a who’s-who list of top producers, so it makes sense why. On the whole, it’s as if MGMT had kept making catchy electronic infused songs (rather than spiraling down into an obtuse psychedelic rock album). Here’s to more fostering of people.

Official website

Track list:

  1. Helena Beat
  2. Pumped Up Kicks
  3. Call It What You Want
  4. Color On the Walls (Don’t Stop)
  5. Waste
  6. I Would Do Anything for You
  7. Houdini
  8. Hustling (Life On the Nickel)
  9. Miss You
  10. Warrant