Foster the People Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Debut Album with Digital Release of ‘Torches X (Deluxe Edition)’
Deluxe Edition Includes a New “Pumped Up Kicks” Version by Gus Dapperton Available To Stream Now
A newly expanded digital configuration of Foster the People’s debut album Torches X (Deluxe Edition), was released today through Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Torches X (Deluxe Edition) is available now: HERE
Earlier this week, a new version of “Pumped Up Kicks” by Gus Dapperton, which is featured on Torches X (Deluxe Edition) was released to all DSPs. Listen HERE
Torches X (Deluxe Edition), 2LP 12″ vinyl version will be released on April 8, 2022, is available now for pre-order HERE
A definitive collection commemorating the album’s 10th anniversary (it was first released May 2011 on Startime/Columbia), Torches X (Deluxe Edition) includes the original album in its entirety plus ten bonus tracks including “Broken Jaw” (originally an iTunes exclusive), “Ruby” (originally a stand-alone single) and the first “official” release of “Downtown” (a Mark Foster composition recorded prior to FTP’s record deal). “Broken Jaw” is available now on all DSPs. Listen: HERE
For the first time in one collection, Torches X (Deluxe Edition) brings together the bonus tracks which have enhanced previous editions of the album; these songs include “Love,” “Chin Music for the Unsuspecting Hero,” “Pumped Up Kicks” (The Knocks Speeding Bullet Remix), “Houdini” (RAC Remix), “Helena Beat” (Lenno Extended Remix) and “Call It What You Want” (Treasure Fingers Pre-Party Remix Radio Edit).
Foster the People will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the group’s debut album with a three-night run of sold-out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 17, 18 and 19 where they will perform Torches in its entirety for the first time ever, along with additional fan favorites spanning their entire catalogue. For more information, please visit: www.fosterthepeople.com
On Friday, November 19, “Torches X Digital Worldwide Experience” will be presented via the social live media platform Moment House. Airing live from The Wiltern in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, the concert event will mark the finale of the sold-out, three-night run of shows.
Following its initial airing, the “Torches X Digital Worldwide Experience” will be rebroadcast in various territories around the world on Sunday, November 21st, giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to be a part of this special experience. For ticketing information and air dates & times by territory, please visit Moment House’s website HERE.
Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The group was founded by songwriter/vocalist/frontman Mark Foster after he’d spent years as a struggling musician juggling commercial jingle gigs. When his song, “Pumped Up Kicks” became a viral success in 2010, Foster the People secured a record deal and began building a fanbase through small club shows and performances at music festivals. After Torches was released in 2011, “Pumped Up Kicks” became a crossover commercial radio hit, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Certified 2x platinum by the RIAA, Torches was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2012 Grammy Awards while “Pumped Up Kicks” received a nomination for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy; “Houdini” was nominated for the Best Short Form Music Video Grammy in 2013. “Pumped Up Kicks” won Top Rock Song at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.