Foster the People

Genre: Alternative

Torches is the debut album from Indie pop band Foster the People. It was first released on 23 May 2011 through Columbia Records and Startime, International in the United States. The album was preceded by the release of the single "Pumped Up Kicks", which debuted at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, the track "Helena Beat" was selected as Single of the Week on iTunes; thus making it a free download. Torches is available on iTunes with the bonus track "Broken Jaw". Read more on

  1. gave it a: 4/5

    Passion Pit-esque. Great great album.

  2. said:

    The EP was fantastic with 3 different feels brought to us by 3 different songs. The album is fun, and offers different styles but unlike the 3 songs from the EP (Helena Beat, Pumped Up Kicks, and Houdini) they are forgettable. That being said…they are still very fun and great sing alongs for those crazy long car commutes by yourself. Worth checking out…

  3. gives it a: 4/5

    Already announced as THE band of the summer I was highly sceptic before I gave it a listen. Now I have to admit that this is actually pretty good music – with a surprising instrumental depth. It shouldn’t be for a bands bad that they have hit potential, should it? This will be played a lot in my iPod this summer, and probably be forgotten by the time the cold seizes our days.

  4. gives it a: 2/5

    Divertido, prácticamente el disco de verano que me tocará escuchar en invierno.

  5. gives it a: 5/5

    I was blown away by this album. I first heard a few tracks by them prior to the album release, and I decided it would be worth to purchase when it came out. I have been seriously addicted to this cd! Every track is single worthy. If you like the three good songs by MGMT and bands like Yeasayer, you will absolutely love this album. Go get it!