Top Albums of 2011: 60-41

Better late than never, right? Well, at least that’s what we like to tell ourselves. Albeit quite a few weeks into 2012, here is BRM‘s list for the top albums of 2011, continuing with numbers 60 to 41… 60 – The Kills, Blood Pressures (Domino)59 – Common, The Dreamer / The Believer (Think Common / Warner)58 – Active Child, You Are All I See (Vagrant) 57 – Caveman, CoCo Beware (Magic Man!) 56 – Little Dragon, Ritual Union (Peacefrog) 55... Read More

Foster the People @ Prospect Park

Walking through Prospect Park in the late evening, you could feel September creeping in as the humidity was replaced by a chill in the air. Summer days are limited, and that hung heavy to all except the little kids kicking around in sandboxes behind the stage on the final night of the Prospect Park summer bandshell shows. All subdued feelings were forgotten when Foster the People took stage with “Warrant.” The hymnal introduction followed by the... Read More

Remix-Off: Foster The People VS Grouplove

Foster the People and Grouplove swap songs to remix. Grouplove and Captain remixed Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks,” and Foster the People remixed Grouplove’s “Colours.” Both are posted below, via RCRDLBL. This freshly remixed “Pumped Up Kicks” gets pulled out and the vocals manipulated with staccato beats and breaks, while “Colours” anew samples just the chorus, backed by an eerie beat. Words by Alanna McCabe  Read More

Lykke Li Announces Fall Tour Dates

Swedish siren Lykke Li has announced the full slew of festival and non-festival tour dates this fall, in support of her latest, greatest album Wounded Rhymes. Spanning North America, Europe and Australia, she’ll be performing with the likes of Fool’s Gold, Foster The People, Best Coast, Timbre Timbre and First Aid Kit. The complete list is below… and a video, just for fun. Tour Dates: 07-29 Ostersund, Sweden – Storsjo Yran... Read More

Foster The People – Torches [9.3]

Foster The People are currently touring, promoting their debut album Torches, which dropped this June. It has a similar vibe to Passion Pit’s Chunk of Change, with complex layers of electronic sounds fused with the occasional real instrument and vocals that ascend to a falsetto range. There’s a lot going on in each song, a lot of unique noises, change-ups and well-timed breaks, which captivate you and keep you entertained. Lyrically, the album... Read More

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