Foster The People: Self Titled Debut EP Review

Wow, this is some bubbly electro-pop. To say Foster the People have that overused 2009-10 electro sound in the likes of Miike Snow and Delphic with a boy-band twist would be a bit harsh. Foster the People’s self-titled debut EP is dance pop at its best. They exude a pliable sound that attracts the kind of people that dig the popular MTV and KISS FM sound, which isn’t a bad thing in terms of success, but it’s not my cup of tea. There’s just nothing unique to the EP, except for maybe front man, Mark Foster’s smooth feminine-like vocals. I could see these boys gracing a future episode of “Glee” or perhaps the airwaves at the next Bearracuda. I will say however, of the three-song EP, “Pumped Up Kicks” is something I can dig. Let’s see what Foster the People cook up in the near future for their debut LP due out this year.

Foster The People have been playing a lot of shows this month with a Wednesday night residency at the Echo and a Monday night residency at Detroit Bar. You can check them out at either venue for the rest of January.

Words: Sandra Burciaga

Artist: Foster the People
Release: Self-titled EP
Label: StarTime International
Release Date: January 18, 2011

3 thoughts on “Foster The People: Self Titled Debut EP Review

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  2. Drew

    This is the kinda music for followers not leaders. From what I’ve listened to so far they sound like every other stupid electro dance blah blah blah band. Appealing to those that “follow.”

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