City Rain‘s Ben Runyan filmed a behind-the-scenes video in his studio over the weekend, giving us a tour of his recording set-up and a sneak-preview of a new song called “No Turning Back” that may find its way onto the synth-pop band’s next album. City Rain will perform at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit concert at The Fire on Sunday, November 25th with Purples, Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang and Kate Faust. Tickets to the 21+ event are $10, and more information can be found here.
Tonight, Foster the People, the band that won the world over with their single, “Pumped Up Kicks” from their album Torches, is playing at the Mann Center. They have already had stellar success playing with The Beach Boys at the Grammy’s this past year and just finishing up an appearance at Bonnaroo.
Gina Vespa from diffuser.fm says about their next album:
The band is piecing together ideas for the follow-up to their 2011 studio release of ‘Torches.’ While they’re still in the beginning stages of planning the new record, they have high and exciting hopes for it. As Foster commented to Billboard, “I think it’s going to take a lot of left turns … It’s going to be really celebratory … I think there’s going to be more grit, and I think it’s gonna be extremely percussive.” He also mentioned that the new music will likely be greatly influenced by what he’s been listening to lately, like the Kinks and the Clash.
Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra open for Foster the People at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 PM, tickets are $29.50-36.50, all ages
Below, check out a video for “Warrior” that lead singer, Foster did with A-trak and Kimbra for the new edition of 3 artists 1 song.