Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Foster the People

I'm not quite sure how I managed to overlook Foster the People.  "Pumped Up Kicks" came out and I listened to it a million times.  (The lyrics are about a little remembered mall shooting in Nebraska, check it out.)  I never really followed up on the band for some reason.  Then I got bored with my music and decided to give them a listen again and investigate.  Consequently I was blown away.  Their beat is pop/disco, their lyrics are indie and their videos are awesome.  So often you see a band make a good song and not put anything behind the video (see: "Pumped Up Kicks").  Fortunately they corrected their error (most likely because of the success of "Kicks") and made "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" and "Helena Beat" (below).  I'm thinking about buying this compact disc on pay day and jamming out until their next one.  "Helena Beat" definitely reminds me of Fallout, especially if the invincible children decided to start taking revenge like the ones from Fallout 3.    Anyway, don't take my word for it, check it out!  (Don't listen to it with amped up expectations though, tends to ruin things.  Remember I'm just some dude sitting behind a computer.  I may or may not have pants on.)