Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2011-06-17Mark Foster teamed up with two buddies in L.A. to form this electronic-driven rock band and the catchy hooks and intriguing lyric-phrases in their songs make for a unique combination. FTP sounds a little global in orientation, a bit reminiscent of Vampire Weekend, but concentrating more on a relentless (and addictive) beat rather than clever lyrical content. From "Pumped Up Kicks," about a latchkey kid wielding a gun, to "Houdini," a sort of pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps anthem--whatever these guys are singing about, your entire body is moving because of the pounding rhythm. "Helena Beat" is also a can't-get-it-out-of-your-head tune with that ever-present FTP synthesizer mesmerizing your mind. This is hip summer music, kids! Break out the Oberon and dance. 06/11 MJVD R-Alternative/Indie
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