This one rocks. This formula always works – psychedelia fused into contemporary styles. The second best for me from this new offering from the group is Doing It For The Money. This should have replaced the lead single Royal Like Sid & Nancy.
Brad Shoup of Pitchfork assesses the new album: Mark Foster enlists more beat-filled haze for his third album, a tuneful but confounding modern pop event that lands somewhere between the Beach Boys and Just Blaze.
For the full review: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/foster-the-people-sacred-hearts-club/
Pitchfork: But Foster’s first love was the Beach Boys, and he pays homage to them yet again on Sacred Hearts Club. On SupermodeI, it was the choral “The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones.” Here, it’s “Time to Get Closer,” a 58-second, full-band stroll through the surf. Their fullest tribute is the daydreamy “Static Space Lover,” a duet with singer and actress Jena Malone: Foster the People stuff the pre-chorus with sleigh bells and curlicue harmonies, then build the bridge around a piano line, leading to something like trap beats meets Pet Sounds.
This one is much-attuned to today’s style and chart-oriented.
The final cut is equally beautiful, which I learned is part of the advanced EP the group released in June with Pay The Man and Doing It For The Money.