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Live on Soundcheck: Foster the People

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The California-based band Foster the People's hit "Pumped Up Kicks" has an irresistible sing-along chorus ... about a kid with a gun.

"It kind of became a single on its own," lead man Mark Foster explained. "Radio started to pick it up before we even signed a record deal."

For the first couple of weeks after the song took off, Foster admited he was terrified: "I've written so many hopeful songs about loving people, and this is the song that is going to put us on the map? But it's a platform for talking about these things."

Foster the People played an unplugged version of "Pumped Up Kicks" live on Soundcheck.

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Comments [2]

Two Rabbits from Los Angeles

Check out our new Foster the People rock poster!
http://tworabbits.bigcartel.com/product/foster-the-people-poster-set

Oct. 04 2011 08:17 PM
Lorraine Sparago from Great Neck

I am 53 years old - surely not the target audience for these kids. But this is the only song I have ever "downloaded". I can't get it out of my head. Amazing.

Sep. 29 2011 09:03 PM

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