December 13, 2012

THE BEST OF INDIE POP: FOSTER THE PEOPLE, WALK THE MOON & COLOUR CODING


Indie – short for Independent – is a generic term that applies to all artists and bands that purposely avoid the mainstream. But who could resist the upbeat, danceable melodies of Walk The Moon, Colour Coding and Foster The People, who had seemed to make their way into the ears of millions of listeners around the world?


Earlier this year, WALK THE MOON released the Anna Sun EP which consists of three tracks, “Tightrope”, “Next In Line” and the explosive first single “Anna Sun”. The music video for “Anna Sun” recently crossed 5 Million plays on VEVO and continues to burn up the radio charts.

The band’s self-titled album is produced by Ben H. Allen and features tracks from the Anna Sun EP, new songs and newly recorded versions of fan favorites off their 2010 independently released album I Want! I Want!

We really just wanted to create the most cohesive album we could. We found a collection of songs and an order that we felt took the listener through an emotional arc that we enjoyed. We'll leave it up to the listener to find overarching themes and ideas, though we certainly didn't set out to make a concept album or anything like that,” said Walk The Moon.

Next in line is COLOUR CODING, consisting of Chris Holland and Tim Commandeur, two cousins from Sydney who make pop music together.

From an early age, cousins Tim and Chris have harbored a mutual passion for music and songwriting. By the time they were aged 12 and 13, the boys had already recorded an EP in Tim's father's studio, continuing to write and produce music together throughout their teens. They have spent most of 2011 writing and demoing songs and, last September, entered Sydney's new Hurley Studios to record their self-produced debut EP, 'Proof'.

Last but definitely not the least is FOSTER THE PEOPLE, an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. In early 2010, the band posted their first song “Pumped Up Kicks” on the internet. They released an EP in January that includes the said hit and two other equally contagious songs, “Houdini” and “Helena Beat.” Torches, the debut studio album of Foster The People, received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

End your year right by grabbing a copy of Walk The Moon’s self-titled album, Foster The People’s “TORCHES” and Colour Coding’s “PROOF”, available in music stores nationwide, from Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. Also available online on iTunes and MyMusicStore.com.ph!

Visit www.ivorymusic.org and IVORY Music & Video’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ivorymusicandvideophilippines for the latest news and updates on your favorite local and international artists!

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