Mark Foster and his band, Foster the People, are going to be making a new record!
The latest album called Torches, was a huge success.
They tour all over the world, but the frontman recently revealed that they’re also using the opportunity to prepare a variety of different ideas and aesthetics that will form the baseline for the sophomore effort!
“I think it’s going to take a lot of left turns. It’s going to be really celebratory — a lot like our first record (2011′s ‘Torches‘) is, but in a different way. I think there’s going to be more grit, and I think it’s gonna be extremely percussive. I’ve been listening to a lot of the Clash lately, and a lot of ’60s, the Kinks. I think those bands are going to influence the next record heavily. [I'm] starting writing on the road. I’ve got a lot of ideas. I’ve just been writing down lyrical ideas, writing a lot of poetry and stuff like that. We set up a studio for a few days with, like, six different drum kits and a bunch of percussion instruments from around the world. We just played tons of different rhythms, things at different bpm — fast, slow, medium-paced and stuff that’s really tribal, stuff that’s really militant, stuff that’s really funky, old Motown grooves, and we tracked all of it and ran it through different synthesizers and filters and weird stuff. So now I can just kind of pull different grooves and different things I’m attracted to and start writing over it. Whether or not we use these grooves or if they’re going to be just the spark that lights the fire, I’m not really sure. We’ve never really gotten to traveland songwrite at the same time. I’m just going to stay on that side of the world and travel around in some weird cultures…and just vibe out. I think it’s gonna open up a whole different perspective on the way I look at the world. And to be around different instruments and in a completely uncomfortable environment…I think uncomfortability sometimes produces the best art, so I’m really excited.”
This sounds so cool!
We will be looking forward to some new music from these very soon hopefully.
It was a good night at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards and if you want to know who won that look below:
Top Artist — Adele
Top Female Artist — Adele
Top Male Artist — Lil Wayne
Billboard Millennium Award — Whitney Houston
Top Touring Artist — U2
Top Country Artist — Lady Antebellum
Top Rock Artist — Coldplay
Top R&B Artist — Chris Brown
Top Pop Artist — Adele
Top Rap Artist — Lil Wayne
Top Alternative Artist — Coldplay
Top Latin Artist — Shakira
Top Christian Artist — Casting Crowns
Top Duo/Group — LMFAO
Hot 100 Song — Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Top New Artist — Wiz Khalifa
Billboard Spotlight award – Katy Perry
Top Social Artist — Justin Bieber
Top Digital Songs Artist — Adele
Top Dance Artist — Lady Gaga
Top Radio Songs Artist — Adele
Top Streaming Artist — Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist — Adele
Favorite Artist — Lady GaGa
Most Influential Style — Lady GaGa
New Style Icon — Azealia Banks
Woman of the Year — Taylor Swift
Music Icon — Stevie Wonder
Top Billboard 200 Album — Adele 21
Top Pop Album — Adele 21
Top R&B Album — Beyonce 4
Top Rap Album — Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
Top Country Album — Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
Top Rock Album — Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Top Alternative Album — Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Top Latin Album — Romeo Santos Formula: Vol. 1
Top Dance Album — Lady Gaga Born This Way
Top Christian Album — Casting Crowns Come To The Well
Top Hot 100 Song — LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock “Party Rock Anthem”
Top Digital Song — LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Nicki Minaj
Top Radio Song — Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer Give Me Everything
Top Streaming Song (Audio) — Adele Rolling in the Deep
Top Streaming Song (Video) — Nicki Minaj Super Bass
Top Pop Song — LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Party Rock Anthem
Top R&B Song — Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne Motivation
Top Rap Song — LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Party Rock Anthem
Top Country Song — Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem
Top Rock Song — Foster The People Pumped Up Kicks
Top Alternative Song — Adele Rolling In The Deep
Top Latin Song — Don Omar & Lucenzo Danza Kuduro
Top Dance Song — LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRockParty Rock Anthem
Top Christian Song — Laura Story Blessings
Foster the People frontman Mark Foster has been reported to be dating the one and only Taylor Swift!
The two were spotted enjoying a lunch date together at El Lay’s Cafe Roma! Cute!
She looked amazing in a pink and white dress.
Reading 2012 and Leeds 2012 have just released the line up for this years summer concert and its a good one.
Headliners include the Foo Fighters, Florence and The Machine,Kasabian, The Black Keys, The Cure and Paramore.
And groups Foster the People, Miike Snow, and more acts.
The dates of Reading And Leeds are Aug. 24-26 have a look at some more big names that are headlining in the photos above and below.
What do you think good line up isn’t it are u going to go??
The line up for Bonnaroo 2012 has been announced and so surprise massive talents going below is the list have a look.
The Beach Boys
Foster The People
Two Door Cinema Club
And there is even more to many more to posh haha.
Tickets go on sale February 18th for the June 7-10 festival.
So whos going to get tickets then??