Sex Hanukkah


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.