by Foster the PeopleFoster the People


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Foster the People's 2011 full-length debut Torches expands upon the indie electronic outfit's '80s synth-meets-'60s psych pop sound. Buoyed by the online buzz surrounding the band's single "Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People have crafted a batch of similarly catchy, electro-lite dance-pop that fits nicely next to such contemporaries as MGMT and Phoenix. To these ends you get the aforementioned anthem "Pumped Up Kicks," as well as the hypnotic disco hop track "Call It What You Want." Equally compelling are such deep cuts as the yearning, melancholy ballad "I Would Do Anything for You" and the foot stomping arcade game-sounding anthem "Houdini." Burning with a hot track intensity somewhere in between early evening rave-up and late-night club afterglow, Torches is a beacon of melodic dance-pop love.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2011
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886977445729
catalogNumber: 774457
Rank: 2779

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Foster the People   Primary Artist
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Greg Kurstin   Synthesizer
Paul Epworth   Percussion,Keyboards
Mark Pontius   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Sean Cimino   Guitar
Cubbie Fink   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mark Foster   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Glockenspiel,Vocals,Vibes,Wurlitzer,Group Member

Technical Credits

Greg Kurstin   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mark Rankin   Engineer
Brett Williams   Management
Rich Costey   Producer
Paul Epworth   Composer,Programming,Producer
Tony Hoffer   Producer
Billy Bush   Engineer
Brent Kredel   Management
Jesse Shatkin   Engineer
Nathan Warkentin   Layout
Charlie Stavish   Engineer
Japayork   Illustrations
Anita Marisa Boribon   Art Direction
Mark Foster   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Zach Heiligman   Composer,Programming,Additional Production

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