Foster the People's new album Supermodel hits stores March 18th through Columbia Records, but is now available to stream on Spotify.
The album opens with "Are You What You Want to Be," which begins as a pop rock tune, but soon gets turned on its head with a unique African beat at the verse. The song's "na na na" hook will get stuck in your head for days. Then there's the album's first single, "Coming of Age," which is a synth pop anthem. The chorus-effected guitars and the echoing drums sound like they can close out a John Hughes film. Interestingly, the band shakes it up with "Pseudologia Fantastica" which sounds like shoegaze with its reverbed vocals and spacey guitar effect. The more straight forward "A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon" has a fuzzy lead riff, falsetto vocals and acoustic strumming that sound like they're from Blur's Think Tank. The album then ends with "Fire Escape," a pleasant acoustic ballad. Mark Foster's voice is accompanied by some synths and a glockenspiel lurking in the background. However, if you want more, there is the bonus track, "Tabloid Super Junkie," which will only be available if you preorder the album. Listen to the album above.
For tour dates, check out Foster the People's official website.