Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Foster the People

I won't lie, today hasn't been great. I hate waking up miserable. But I did today, and I just couldn't shake the gloom, and only found relief by turning to apathy like a hard drug (that sounds stupid, but I'm leaving it because it's still oddly accurate.)

For the record, complete indifference is terrible when you work in customer service. Fortunately someone pointed out the black cloud over my head before I managed to make a mess of everything. My only hope to fix my attitude (since there was zero I was willing to actually do about the situation). The only way I could think to do that was to listen to music.

So today it was Foster the People...

I freakin' love this band. Few artists have CDs that I can play on repeat as many times as I have with this band. Torches was the soundtrack of my summer last year. I'm okay with that also being the case this summer. It's just such a solid album from a kickass band. Their music is just super fun and makes me wanna dance and have a good time, which then makes me happy. The only songs I don't care for are the ones they play on the radio, oddly enough. Otherwise it's just joy listening to them (although my love for their newest album is not nearly as deep, since it shifted gears pretty hard. It's still good, but not as good.).

Sometimes their lyrics actually get kind serious and could potentially be a buzzkill. But the way I see it, it balances out into this weird combo of "moly cow life can suck sometimes...but screw it, I'm just going to go crazy and dance!" I'm way okay with that... I think the problem with the new album, Supermodel, is that I hear it more as "moly cow life can suck sometimes...meh, lets just kind of sway around and do whatever." I miss the crazy. I mean, the new stuff is good. It's just sooo different. I need to give it more of a chance really, because musically it's still really well done.

(photo source)

Best Song:
ALL OF THEM. Haha, just kidding. I love every song on Torches except "Pumped up Kicks" and "Don't Stop" (the ones that were so prevalent on radio and commercials). But my all time favorites are easily "Call It What You Want" and "Houdini". I can't help it, and I won't apologize for it. Each time I hear them, I feel a little bit better about everything; which is way better than apathy. Coincidentally enough, they also are the songs with their best music videos. So that's pretty cool too.

Listen Now:

"Call It What You Want"

"Helena Beat"



  1. LOVE Foster the People. I too own Torches and LOVE it!

  2. And my favorite song (not surprising) is I Would Do Anything for You:)

  3. YAY!!! That's a great song! I totally sing along with the chorus. :D