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Now Playing: Foster The People – “Coming of Age” NEW MUSIC

13 Jan

2011 the year Foster The People dropped their debut album, Torches, feels like an eternity ago and now we have some new music from the group with “Coming of Age.” The new album Supermodel drops March 14 but here’s your first shot to listen to some new music, the track debuted earlier today. Read more from Consequence of Sound and click below to listen.

Countdown to Bonnaroo: 11 Days – Artist of the Day: Foster The People

26 May

In the last 18 months, Foster The People have gone from underground indie rockers to mainstream champions.  Check out one of the first posts I wrote about them from early 2011 when they were first performing in Vegas and an interview with Mark Pontius just before their show last summer also in Vegas.  I’ve seen these guys on the tiniest of stages and in front of over 20,000 screaming fans, poolside and in a nightclub and every time, they don’t disappoint.  Before their debut album, Torches, was released, the guys were selling out shows with just a three-song EP!  If that wasn’t a cue to take notice, the absolute firestorm of “Pumped Up Kicks” sure was and now they are the music industry’s darlings.  Two years ago being unknown to now set to play the Which Stage at the biggest music festival in the country, a tip of the hat gentlemen.

Friday June 08, Which Stage, 08:45 PM

Saturday June 09, Mark Foster DJ set, The Silent Disco, 12:30 AM

New Music: Foster The People, Kimbra, A-Trak – “Warrior”

5 Apr

Top of the morning and here’s a new track for you to be hitting repeat on all day, “Warrior” featuring Mark Foster of Foster The People, rising songstress Kimbra and DJ/producer genius A-Trak.  This collaboration is the latest from Converse’s three artists, one song series.  The video is pretty cool too so don’t just listen, watch. Added bonus, the song is available as a free download by clicking here.

You may recall a Converse collaboration earlier this year “DoYaThing” featuring Gorillaz, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000 of Outkast.  Two more previous installations included “All Summer,” featuring Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Kid Cudi and Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend and “I’m A Goner” featuring Matt and Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K.

New Music Tuesday: Foster The People – TORCHES

24 May

Today is a special day and not just because it is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday.  Today Foster The People officially released their debut album, TORCHES. Before I go on, please get this album because I promise you won’t be disappointed.

From beginning to end this disc is simply, awesome.  While “Helena Beat,” “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Houdini” are the only tracks many have heard, would you believe it if I told you none of those are the best songs on the CD? While I do indeed love those songs, “Call It What You Want,” “Miss You” and “Warrant” could all be considered the top track.

I compare TORCHES to Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane for the simple fact that I can’t recall a debut album having so much potential for hit after hit since.

Also I’ve been fortunate enough to see these guys four times already and if you can somehow swindle your way into one of their shows (just about every date is sold out), you’ll really see what these fellas are made of; talented musicians on the rise.

Check out their performance of “Helena Beat” on Jimmy Kimmel last night.

Revisited: A Musical Saturday Night In Vegas

14 Mar

Last Saturday night was music mania.  Besides being at music festivals I have never experienced so much live music in one night.  The night started across the street from Luxor where The Ting Tings and Cee Lo went back and forth rocking out as part of the Red Bull Sound Clash event.  Very cool concept and both acts ran the gamut on their hit songs as well as performing a handful of covers including The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” and “Rock The Casbah.”    What was definitely the highlight of the night was watching the entire crowd go ballistic when Cee Lo ended the show with “Fuck You.”

From Sound Clash the race was on to make it over to the Cosmopolitan for The Strokes concert.  Thankfully they were 30 minutes late hitting the stage so I only missed the opener.    Playing their first show to support the new album, Angles, they sounded solid and definitely had all rocking the entire show (you could seriously feel the floor shaking throughout).   Being my first time seeing The Strokes live, they exceeded my expectations and put on one of those shows you’ll never forget.

Next up was racing downstairs to catch the last set of Foster the People over at Book & Stage.  Seriously those who were able to catch at least one of the eight sets they played over their four day stint, consider yourself lucky.  It was great to see how much fun the guys were having and exuding an energy that had the packed house appreciating what the next big thing were rocking out with.  While their EP featuring only three songs “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat” sounded absolutely magical and have netted them sold out shows on their current tour, I can’t wait for the debut album TORCHES to drop in May. Look up the song “Kids” and you’ll know what to look forward to from the band that’s about to become the darlings of SXSW and Coachella.

After Foster The People it was time to take a hard left and hit up Marquee and the end of Kaskade’s set to keep the night of music going.