Since their breathtaking track, Pumped Up Kicks, was picked up by music lovers sometime last year, Foster The People have gone through something of an identity shift. Beginning as lo-fi groovesters, the release of their EP with tracks like Houdini and Helena Beat showed that they’ve become masters of the genre that’s called something along the lines of indie/alternative/electro/dance pop/rock (It’s so post-modern to be un-classifiable).
Their upcoming album, Torches, is set to be released on May 24th, but a few tracks have leaked online. I’ve embedded a few YT vids for your enjoyment, but be sure to pre-order the album at a good price here. Oh yeah, the songs are brilliant; this is one helluva talented band. (Thanks to Anna Y. for being the music maverick that she is and revealing their brilliance to me and all her Facebook friends sometime last year)