Foster the People – Coming of Age
The first song from their upcoming album is finally here!
The first song from their upcoming album is finally here!
The album, Supermodel, will be released March 14, 2014.
1. Are You What You Want to Be (4:30) [Mark Foster & Greg Kurstin]
2. Ask Yourself (4:23) [Mark Foster & Greg Kurstin]
3. Coming of Age (4:40) [Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Jacob Fink, Sean Cimino & Paul Epworth]
4. Nevermind (5:17) [Mark Foster & Paul Epworth]
5. Pseudologia Fantastica (5:31) [Mark Foster & Paul Epworth]
6. The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones (0:33) [Mark Foster]
7. Best Friend (4:27) [Mark Foster & Isom Innis]
8. A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon (4:39) [Mark Foster, Paul Epworth & Mike Volpe]
9. Goats in Trees (5:09) [Mark Foster & Paul Epworth]
10. The Truth (4:29) [Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Matthew Wilcox & Luca Venter]
11. Fire Escape (4:22) [Mark Foster]
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12. Tabloid Super Junky (6:00) [Mark Foster]
It’s been almost three years since we’ve had a new album from Foster the People and either I enjoy their music a lot and have missed them so or this is just unusual for any band to wait this long for another release. They’ve made it clear that they wanted to be worth the wait. After a successful debut album and laying low from touring, the band has left fans guessing as to when or if they would ever make a return. I’m thrilled to announce tonight that Foster the People has released some word on their whereabouts and it looks like we’ll be getting a new album in 2014 – early 2014 to be specific and a new single in January!
“It’s not the record that people are gonna expect us to release second. It’s definitely an evolution for us, and it’s a more polarizing record for us, so I’m excited to see how it’s received, for better or worse,” Foster told Rolling Stone.
From what it sounds like, it looks like Mark Foster will be switching things up for this second album and holding back on the electronics that are so consistent throughout Torches.
“I went into it wanting to do something more organic and human, because the first record was so electronic and synthetic – in a cool way, I’m not putting it down, that’s just what it was,” Foster said. “So this record, I wanted to make something more human and let the songs breathe and grow and turn and take left turns and not come back if they want to. It’s a brave record.”
I’m working on a snazzy little preview for this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party happening next weekend so I thought I’d take you along for the ride.
Here’s what I’m listening to for some inspiration:
On an important related note, this HelloGiggles post about why people shouldn’t be okay with Chris Brown performing at the Grammy’s is quite insightful. I’ve had a similar opinion for awhile, but usually when I talk about that I make jabs at his performance and the more obvious scandal. This writer, however, has got some pretty solid facts and it is worth reading. And not to start something controversial, but the reason why that HelloGiggles post is mentioned on Yow Yow is so we can avoid things like this. It’s important for all of us to remember that there’s a border between a play on words or a play off pop culture, but this is not one of those times. It’s not cute anymore especially when it involves Chris Brown. Typing things like this out as a tweet is not the same as feeling the same way or wanting to be in that situation. Not being able to tell the difference between these things frightens me and makes me fear for the safety of other young women that have this notion in their head that it is okay to say these things.
This was such a wonderful wedding video to wake up to this morning! Aqua Vivus Productions did a great job at capturing such a special day for Ryan and Jane.
I can’t leave this post without mentioning a few of my favorite details – Jane is wearing the gorgeous Burnished Organza Gown from the BHLDN collection and the background music of Foster the People’s “I Would Do Anything For You” was refreshing and perfectly modern. I loved it!
Favorite Style Icon: Zoe Saldana
Zoe wins again and again with her presentation on the red carpet and at press events. Here she is wearing a Calvin Klein dress in my favorite color for 2012: MINT!
Runner Up: Elle Fanning
Favorite Event of the Year: Capitol Hill Block Party 2011
Two out of three days was just enough to make this festival not only the highlight of my summer, but the most memorable moment of the year. Who can turn down a weekend of great company, amazing live performances, free goodies, front row at Cults, stellar weather and meal breaks at all of my favorite restaurants just outside of the gates? You can’t.
Runner Up: Girl Talk at the Showbox SODO and being on stage!
5/29 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield (w/The Kooks)
5/30 – New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield (w/The Kooks)
6/1 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion (w/The Kooks)
6/4 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre (w/The Kooks)
6/5 – Austin, TX – The Backyard (w/The Kooks)
6/7 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/The Kooks)
6/10 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/The Kooks)
6/12 – Montreal, QC – Lachine Canal (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/15 – Boston, MA – Bank Of America Pavilion (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/16 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/19 – Toronto, ON – Downsview Park (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/20 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/22 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Theater (w/Tokyo Police Club)
6/25 – Burnaby, BC – Deer Lake Park (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
6/26 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
6/27 Portland, OR Edgefield (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
6/29 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
6/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
7/3 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
7/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salttair (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
7/6 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
7/7 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan (w/Mayer Hawthorne & The County)
Not a bad lineup of supporters either!
King Mark Foster would like to welcome you into this extravagant holiday concert post. [For some REAL photos from the event, check out Dave Lichterman's work here.]
Year after year, I have always dismissed radio station sponsored concerts, but this year, I made an exception. As soon as I saw the lineup for the first four bands (without the headliners being announced,) I was all in. Two Door and Foster are bands that I have been wanting to see for a very long time and Young the Giant and Grouplove are bands that are quickly on the rise. The concert started promptly at 4PM and didn’t end until what I imagine was probably 11PM. I left two songs into Mumford & Sons, but before you bite my head off about that – allow me to explain later on. Kevin and I had pretty decent seats, which I was grateful for cause I get claustrophobic in general admission. Overall, it was definitely an experience for me and one that I will never forget.
From the event, I learned a few things. The first – in regards to bands – is that the set list is crucial. Young the Giant kicked off their set with my favorite song, “Apartment,” but probably could have got the crowd going more with “My Body,” or a song similar to that since most bands wouldn’t start with their hit single. If you don’t start off with a strong song, you can introduce yourselves with a unique intro. Grouplove entered the stage to a Kanye song and right away, everyone was like, “Who is this band?” These days, I’m a really strange concert attendee because of my Blackberry note taking. I mean – it’s meant for posts like these! At shows, I find it hard to enjoy it completely because aside from singing along to songs and dancing to them, I’m constantly fixated on the band – how they perform, the mechanics of it all, their movement, their interaction with the crowd.
So I was supposed to write two very important posts today, but I’ve never been so unproductive! One Tree Hill on the Soap Network ruins me.
On another note, this song never made it onto Torches, but watching Mark Foster perform this song last night was absolutely amazing. His vocals, his energy, the dancing….it’s a sight to see. The audio doesn’t do this song or performance justice.
The new album is out today and it is fantastic! Congrats Dia!
Since I’ve been swamped all week with finals work, Max filled me in at lunch today about how some of our favorite bands are up for Grammy nominations this year! You would think that this might irk me a little bit because this would mean that my favorite music is becoming more mainstream if it is being recognized by an award show like this, but strangely I feel the opposite. Do you know how long it has taken for indie music to get to this point? For as long as I’ve known, they have always been shoved into another category – that maybe they just weren’t good enough or something, but now they are up against mainstream acts like Katy Perry, Adele, and Maroon 5. It’s going to be a tough fight, but I’ve got hope for them.
Congratulations to: Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Foster the People and the rest of the Grammy nominees.
To view all of the nominations, click here.