Bands to Listen to: Foster the People, Grimes, Little Comets
This weekend is the fourth annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island in New York City. This weekend will be packed with awesome music, dancing, and lots of crowd surfing. This week’s bands are all scheduled to perform this weekend at the event. Besides the bands listed below other artists include Jack White, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio, and many more!
1. Foster The People
Foster the People made it big with their first album, “Torches,” and the single,”Pumped Up Kicks.” As the popularity of “Pumped Up Kicks” grew, Foster the People gained a substantial fan base, achieving international popularity. This Los Angeles indie-pop based band’s music is upbeat and irresistibly catchy. Their song, “Best Friend,” from their latest album, “Supermodel,” combines a Top 40 beat with a slight jazz/funk feel. Foster the People are playing at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday night — make sure you do not miss them! If you are unable to make it to the festival check them out on iTunes and Spotify.
Another band to make sure to see this weekend is Grimes. Grimes is the alias of Canadian Claire Boucher from Vancouver, British Columbia. Boucher has an ethereal voice that floats beautifully over synthesized electronic beats. Grimes latest album, “Visions,” was released in 2012. Her song, “Oblivion,” from “Visions” has a depth expressed through a deep repetitive bass beat, and when combined with Boucher’s baby soft voice, it creates a dynamic that has both a dark and light quality. Grimes performs on Friday at 8:15 p.m. Check out Grimes at Governor’s Ball and on iTunes and Spotify.
3. Little CometsLittle Comets band members (musika.uk.com)
Little Comets is an indie rock band from England. The band emerged in 2009 with their first album, “In Search of Elusive Little Comets,” and has been described as the British Vampire Weekend. Little Comets has a collective sound that features upbeat drums layered over quick lyrics, eager guitar, and an assortment of miscellaneous sounds. They create a fun atmosphere that one can not help but to sing and move along to. Little Comets play at 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Be sure not to miss them and listen on iTunes and Spotify.
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