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Torches

TorchesThis dance-happy, new-wave-friendly California act's self-titled EP was full of jumpy bass pops and thick synth hooks — the soundtrack to a Day-Glo...TorchesRockThis dance-happy, new-wave-friendly California act's self-titled EP was full of jumpy bass pops and thick synth hooks — the soundtrack to a Day-Glo...2011-05-19
PUMPED UP Foster the People

PUMPED UP Foster the People

B

Torches

Genre: Rock; Status: In Season

This dance-happy, new-wave-friendly California act’s self-titled EP was full of jumpy bass pops and thick synth hooks — the soundtrack to a Day-Glo-tinted barbecue in your brain. On their first CD, Torches, the trio reach for those same plateaus but can’t stretch that far, despite closing strong with the rugged neck-snapper ”Warrant.” Still, like the best dance parties, there are several opportunities to shake, sweat, and hug your neighbor. B

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Originally posted May 19 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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