Thursday, April 10, 2014

CD Review: Foster The People Return With Their Highly Anticipated New Album

California indie-pop/rock band Foster The People return with the follow-up to their gold-selling, top ten debut album "Torches." The new release, "Supermodel" was released on March 18th and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Album Chart. The album is a bit of an escape from the lighter pop sound of "Torches," but shows the band's more sophisticated side.

The album begins with guitars buzzing and the shaking rhythm of "Are You What You Want To Be?" as the song carries a big, shout-out-loud chorus. They keep the tempo going with the up-beat "Ask Yourself," before hitting the album's first single "Coming Of Age." The song carries a seventies, west coast rock sound with an injection of youthfulness. The album's second single "Pseudologia Fantastica," has a darker tone and is the most experimental that we've seen Foster The People be with their music. The latest single, "Best Friend" is their most attractive single as it draws from elements of eighties pop and nineties dancehall beats. The album finishes with the gentle sounds of "Fire Escape."

Foster The People are currently on tour. They will be heading over to Europe at the end of June before returning for Lollapalooza in August. For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about the new album "Supermodel," please visit

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