If 16 year-old French phenom Madeon has been making waves in the electro/disco scene, California’s Hype Machine babies Foster The People have been taking over the indie pop world by tsunami. And they should be, with the otherworldy hooks they’ve managed to forge in commercial-ready tracks like Pumped Up Kicks and Helena Beat. Call It What You Want is my favorite track off the soon-to-be-released Torches and possesses hooks a many. Expect more ear candy from these guys in years to come.
One year later edit: As you likely know by now, Foster The People blew up last year following this post (posted Last March 2011), and thus the internet police made me delete the original track. So instead, check out Treasure Fingers’ remix of the song (which I enjoy more than the original).