foster the people
the sophomore album from the American pop trio who began recording demos & songs for this record while on tour, using a portable setup, before entering a full studio with Paul Epworth (Adele, Friendly Fires).
They turned to British bands the Clash and the Kinks for inspiration & to add some grit to their polished indie pop sound. "‘Supermodel’ largely echoes the ‘Torches’ template of blissfully blending genres into a churning whirlpool of euphoric pop: most tracks are overflowing with trademark sky-scraping synths, star-cradling melodies & distorted guitars. an unashamedly vibrant collection of variegated pop songs best enjoyed during a dancefloor freak-out” - clash.