Album: Torches by Foster The People.
Like their super-obvious influence MGMT, this L.A. trio bridge disco elation and psych-pop escapism to take a “hipster”-identified sound onto the radio. Their hit “Pumped Up Kicks” floats lyrics about a happy school shooter in on a slinky groove, misty guitar flange and delicious astral-wimp vocals. The rest of their debut is genre-juggling, bedroom-dance-floor magic cut with moody-boy lyrics.
They are the fucking best hands down.
More screen grabs of the guys at the VMA’s. This time after a few cocktails.