Posts Tagged ‘Torches’

April 28, 2017

X Ambassadors’ popularity sure shot skywards at a meteoric pace in 2015 when they released their platinum selling sophomore record VHS. They’re more than poised to sustain that lofty trajectory now that they’ve released a powerful new anthem in the form of gospel and blues imbued Torches. This rousing number immediately evokes both Cold War Kids and AWOLNATION, though in a far more slow simmering, poignant lamenting manner. Purchase Torches from major outlets, here. Come fall this year, X Ambassadors will be returning to their hometown of Ithaca, NY to host an outdoor concert and city wide weekend festival. The inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival is scheduled to take place on September 22-23rd.

April 29, 2016
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TORCHES’ penchant for music by fantastic bands like Wild Nothing, The Drums, and Atlas Genius is vividly on display on the band’s new song Future. Its ethereal pop, breezy synthrock, and enlivened beats take us on a carefree flight of ripe optimism. The lilting anthem is an iridescent rainbow bridge that bypasses all worry and doubt, an uplifting piece that begs to be listened to over and over again. TORCHES plans on releasing a new EP this summer. This is a future I really look foward to.

June 6, 2015
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MYYRA’s voice drives shivers up my spine on his beautiful new song Torches, which is his second single, following on the heels of All About You last month. Once again, he’s swept away with exquisite emotion that brims so heavily yet delicately on the slow burning ballad. The somber song swirls gently with wispy synths, while MYYRA’s Matt Berninger and San Fermin evoking baritone voice glides tenderly through its soft folds.The atmospheric Torches will be on MYYRA’s debut EP, out tomorrow (June 9th) via Clowder Media.

April 23, 2014
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Los Angeles based alt dark pop band Torches have a new single for us off their forthcoming sophomore EP. Title track Endlessly Repeating and its lush guitars is an enveloping, enthralling tune. The melodic, infectious track and its thumping percussion is a propulsively irresistible. It follows on the heels of a Foals meets Walk The Moon like fantastic single titled Staring. Endlessly Repeating is out June 17.

April 23, 2014
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Los Angeles based alt dark pop band Torches have a new single for us off their forthcoming sophomore EP. Title track Endlessly Repeating and its lush guitars is an enveloping, enthralling tune. The melodic, infectious track and its thumping percussion is a propulsively irresistible. It follows on the heels of a Foals meets Walk The Moon like fantastic single titled Staring. Endlessly Repeating is out June 17.

Torches’ Silent Film

July 26, 2012

This one is a gem for sure. I was very impressed by London quintet Torches when I first heard them a few months ago, and Silent Film does NOT disappoint. The Brit indie pop act sounds great on this guitar filled song. I love the vocals on the quality track, and it’s an instant love affair.

June 1, 2012
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New London indie pop band Torches has a debut single out titled Sky Blue & Ivory. It’s a very grandiose brit pop song with those awesome deep vocals that a lot of Britpop lead singers seem to have. There’s also some vocal similarity to my current favorite indie Britpop band Spector’s Fred Macpherson’s voice, though minus some charismatic drama and rawness. I can’t help liking this sound.

Here’s another good tune from the group:

OFFICIAL VID: Foster The People – Houdini

April 25, 2012

The official video for Houdini has been released. The video is extremely entertaining and a tad quirky, as are most FtP videos now that they’ve made it big. Houdini was one of the tracks on their debut album Torches that I was extra fond of, so I’m glad it’s finally getting an official release as a single. It might well be a top favorite from the album, if not THE favorite after Pumped Up Kicks had stayed out its overplayed welcome (still love that song though, as simple as it is). 

OFFICIAL VID: Foster the People – Call It What You Want

November 2, 2011

FtP

It’s hereeeee… The new video from FtP for the next single, Call It What You Want. I’m glad all the other songs on the album Torches are starting to gather a lot more attention, so people realize they aren’t just Pumped Up Kicks. Again, great, but not their best song though I love it. But it is the catchiest and funnest, resulting in the track easily becoming the summer indie anthem of 2011.

I just received the signed version of Torches the other day, still have some more goodies on the way for helping out the Do Good Bus charity FtP was supporting on tour. Wonder when the rest of the goodies will arrive. The video quality seems the best out of the ones released so far from Torches, but that’s no surprise, considering the budget must be much higher now. 😉 Mark’s looking clean shaven and rested for once.