Tag Archives: Foster the People

NSD Staff heads to Bonnaroo tonight

6 Jun

Wish us luck.  Couldn’t be more excited, and also lucky to be alive after attending EDC in NYC only 2 weeks ago.  Renting a badass RV with a bunch of flat screens, 9 beds, and a full kitchen so we can make delicious food the whole time AKA eat cheese puffs all weekend.  Most pumped for Saturday night: Childish Gambino, Dispatch, The Roots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Skrillex ALL IN A ROW.  Also excited for: Beach Boys, Radiohead, fun., Foster the People, Young the Giant, Ludacris, Big Gigantic, and about a million others.  And obviously going to Silent Disco every single night, where they a DJ plays a set in complete silence and they pass out headphones to everyone.   A couple other staff members will be hanging around our offices but hoping to have some posts on our Twitter (@natlskirtday).  I’m sure my phone will die about 5 hours in so don’t expect much.  Wish us luck.

Skirt Jam of the Week – Foster the People – Helena Beat (Lenno Remix)

21 Oct

I never usually like remixes of songs that are already awesome.  Just leave the song alone, and be done with it.  And when I came across this I was equally skeptical because Foster the People’s album is unbelievable on its own.  But this remix is great, plain and simple.  And is there anything better than being a guy who remixes songs for a living and then plays them in packed clubs?  Literally your job is to party and play music.  And apparently this guy Lenno is only 16.  Obviously I made the wrong career choice.  Regardless, turn put this song on and if you are not happy about one minute in something is wrong with you.

Skirt Jam of the Week – Pretty Lights – I Know the Truth

27 Sep

Over the weekend I went to Popped Philadelphia, a two-day concert festival featuring a bunch of bands including Foster The People, Girl Talk, and Pretty Lights.  Foster the People, probably my favorite band of the moment, put on a great show playing pretty much all of their songs (they only have one album), showing great energy throughout.  Then Girl Talk came on and…wow.  For anyone who immediately dismisses him as “just some guy who plays songs”….go see a show in person, believe me.  Finally, after what I thought were an impossible two acts to follow, Pretty Lights came on.  I’d heard some of his songs before but always figured they’d be way better live, and I was right.  Unbelievable.  It’s tough to choose one, but since everyone is probably more familiar with his hits like Hot Like Sauce and Finally Moving, I thought I’d put up another good one, I Know the Truth, from Bonnaroo this year.  It’s a little hard to fully appreciate these songs just from a YouTube video, since when you’re in person you get the full effect of the light show and stadium audio (and the 25 beers you drank before). Either way, after this weekend I’ve decided I’m going to quit being a legitimate human being and just spend the next 3-4 years touring the country going to festivals like this, so it’s been nice knowing everyone.  DJStrongIsland will be posting in my absence.  See everyone in 2015.