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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

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It’s here! Your Summer Playlist

1 Jul

First day of July and heading into a festive holiday weekend, what a perfect time to unveil the DoYouHearTheMusic.com Summer Playlist.  If you are a frequent visitor to the blog you should be familiar with a lot of the selections and quite candidly, these are the songs you should be listening to this summer.  Without further adieu, the Summer Playlist:

The Dirty Guv’nahs – “Baby We Were Young

GROUPLOVE – “Don’t Say Oh Well

GIVERS – “Up Up Up

Walk The Moon – “Anna Sun

Young The Giant – “My Body

The Apache Relay – “Lost Kid

Mazes – “Summer Hits

Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air

Foster The People – “Warrant

The Belle Brigade – “Where Not To Look For Freedom

CULTS – “Go Outside

O.A.R. – “Heaven

Mat Nathanson – “Faster

The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow

Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean

little hurricane – “Get By

DAWES – “Time Spent In Los Angeles

Brett Dennen – “Can’t Stop Thinking

Pepper – “Wake Up

Sublime with Rome ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Can You Feel It

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.