FIRST LISTEN: ‘Torches’ by Foster The People (Columbia)


“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People (Columbia Recs)

Introducing Foster The People (Columbia Recs)

Foster The People are one of the hottest bands in LA this summer.  Their hit song ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ was featured on NYLON’s online coverage of Fashion Week and has been called by NME Magazine’s Radar Band of the Week “the soon-to-be-summer-anthem”.   And they’ve played a slew of impressive shows including SXSW 2010, Stand Up Charity Benefit, and they’ve just signed with major label Columbia Records.

Infamous tastemakers KCRW (LA Radio Station) and MTV Music Blogs have also liked the sounds of Foster The People.

The Guardian (UK Mag) says of the “band of the day” group, “If MGMT’s new direction wasn’t for you, then give this LA band’s outrageously catchy alternative anthems a spin instead.”