In a statement to NME Mark Foster explained that the new Foster The People material will be inspired by The Clash, The Kinks, David Bowie, and West African music. Sounds interesting. They are hoping to have a new song or two to the public before the end of the year. Mark Foster also spoke to the perils of trying to write music while touring and promoting their début album, Torches. Their follow-up to Torches will be out in 2013, but a release date is still to be determined.
In the mean time, check out this cool version of Houdini. Thanks Greg for sending this to me.
Mark Foster The People New Album 2013