Album Review – Foster the People, “Torches”
WCB Music Writer
Foster the People
Released – May 23, 2011
The first time “Pumped Up Kicks” played it was impressionable almost instantly. The catchy beat and repetitive lyrics brought it easy popularity. It was the perfect single to introduce the debut album labeled Torches, and created a strong formation for the band Foster the People. The members consist of Mark Foster, Mark Pontius, and Cubbie Fink. They formed together in 2009, and produced this record with Greg Kurstin in Los Angeles, California where the band first formed.
With that being said, the danceable fun-filled beats and vocal distortion style can only hold up for so long. The real test will be whether the future albums can hold the attention span of audiences. Just because a torch has been lit does not mean it will produce a wildfire.