On May 23, 2011.

On May 23, 2011, “Startime International” label released “Torches”, the debut Foster the People studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, and was produced by Rich Costey, Paul Epworth, Mark Foster, Tony Hoffer and  Greg Kurstin. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Foster- lead vocals,  piano,  guitar, keyboards,  synthesizers,  programming, percussion, Wurlitzer, vibraphone, glockenspiel
  • Cubbie Fink – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Pontius – drums, percussion
  • Paul Epworth – programming, keyboards, percussion
  • Greg Kurstin- programming, synthesizer
  • Sean Cimino – guitar
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Zach Heiligman – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Foster, except where noted.

  1. Helena Beat
  2. Pumped Up Kicks
  3. Call It What You Want
  4. Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
  5. Waste
  6. I Would Do Anything for You
  7. Houdini
  8. Life on the Nickel – Paul Epworth, Mark Foster
  9. Miss You – Zach Heiligman, Mark Foster
  10. Warrant
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