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What We’re Listening to Today:

Foster the People – Supermodel

I feel like we’ve been waiting for this album forever!

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Song of the Day

Foster the People – Coming of Age

The first song from their upcoming album is finally here!

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Foster the People Reveal Album Details

The album, Supermodel, will be released March 14, 2014. 

Track List
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]
iTunes Pre-Order Bonus Track
12. Tabloid Super Junky (6:00) [Mark Foster]

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Foster the People Preview

So it’s only 45 seconds long, but that’s all we really need right? It’s enough for us to know that this track along with the rest of the album is going to be amazing. I can’t wait for this band to return and to see them live again! Mark Foster, what a babe.

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Foster the People to Release New Album in 2014

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.”

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Music Research Up In Here

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:

 

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Converse’s “Three Artists, One Song”

photo cred | Rolling Stone

Converse has unveiled a star lineup for their series “Three Artists, One Song” featuring Kimbra, Mark Foster (Foster the People,) and A-Trak. To download the song for yourself, click here.

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Commentary: Grammys 2012

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  • Did anyone see Bruno Mars’ silly tantrum backstage after Adele won for best pop vocalist?
  • Chris Brown. Quit your lip synching or gtfo the stage.
  • I don’t think I could ever get sick of The Foo Fighters.
  • I actually enjoyed Dave Grohl’s speech and appreciate him for voicing his opinion, but  it’s a shame they cut him off…
  • I could’ve sworn I saw a twinkle in Mark Foster’s eye when he was singing The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” My heart melted because it felt like he was just singing straight to me.
  • John Legend grooving to The Beach Boys was also quite adorable.
  • The Beach Boys are looking and sounding pretty great for their age! It feels like just yesterday I was watching them on that one episode of Full House.
  • Nope Chris Brown, we don’t have to forgive you. The Grammy’s can put you in our faces all they want, but I’m not budging.
  • Even though it wasn’t well received, I loved Taylor Swift’s dress during her performance of “Mean.” Now if I could only find out who the designer was…
  • Neil Patrick Harris is a babe.
  • I am still amazed by Katy Perry every time I hear anything about her and her music. Does anyone remember the poor review I gave her nearly two years ago? She’s grown as an artist definitely, but I’m not taking back anything I said. Her new song has potential for being the new girl anthem of 2012 though.
  • Adele SLAYED w/ her performance!
  • Bon Iver for Best New Artist – YAY! Great speech.
  • Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston: Flawless
  • Nicki Minaj’s performance is not as family-friendly as I thought it would be. It was downright terrifying.
  • Adele is also the loveliest human being ever.  What a doll! She totally deserved all of her awards tonight.
  • (and none for Lady Gaga – sad day)

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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.

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A Wedding With Hipster Elements

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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!

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Katie’s Favorites of 2011

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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

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Photo: Nate Watters | Apes on Tape

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!

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Foster the People’s Summer Tour

Pic Cred: USA Today

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!

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Deck the Hall Ball 2011 Recap

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.]

Lineup:

  • Grouplove
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Young the Giant
  • Foster the People
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Mumford & Sons

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.

[The view from our seats]

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.

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Song of the Day

Foster the People – Broken Jaw

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.

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Tomorrow’s Festivities

I have until tomorrow to learn the lyrics of these bands:

Death Cab For Cutie

photo cred: Ryan Russell

Foster the People

photo cred: nme

Young the Giant

Two Door Cinema Club

photo cred: hypetrak

Grouplove

Deck the Hall Ball – I am ready for you.

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Song of the Day

Dia Frampton feat. Kid Cudi and Foster the People – Don’t Kick the Chair

The new album is out today and it is fantastic! Congrats Dia!

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