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    Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:59:40

    Foster the People's Mark Foster + Isom Innis Working on Smims + Belle - It's their EDM side project

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    Foster the People's Mark Foster and Isom Innis are doing gigs under the name Smims and Belle. It's their new electronic music side project. FTP going RDM? Actually, sort of. The gents think that their work as Smims and Belle will bleed over into their work as Foster the People.

    "[Smims] is something that I love, but we're kind of ramping into the next Foster record," Foster himself told Rolling Stone. "The FTP record is my priority... [Innis] makes stuff a lot more in the electronic realm. He'll build foundational stuff for Smims and Belle and we'll come together while I'm doing foundational stuff for Foster the People."

    West African music, David Bowie and The Clash are also named as influences on new FTP music. "One thing about Foster the People is that it's taking pieces of a lot of different genres of music and kind of melding them together," he explained. "In the first record, I was looking at my vision for the project through a piece of opaque glass. This next record's going to be more evolved; it's going to be a clearer picture of what I've had in my head when it comes to that vision. Working on this project and getting deeper into electronic music is gonna help bring a deeper color in the next Foster record."

    Are you excited for new Foster the People? Do you want to check out Smims and Belle?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.10.12



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