[essential summer jam]: Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

By Will Oliver, July 3rd 2010 — with 12 comments Band To Watch MP3

Foster The People are my latest obsession. I discovered them after Pigeons and Planes selected them for his song on DailyBeatz incredible Blogwave Summer 2010 playlist. I’m practically living off this song. Who needs food & water when you got essential jams blasting out of your speakers.

It probably is “the” chill song of 2010 for me right now. With a bassline that is literally dripping with a cool confidence, it sets the way for more than appropriate low-fi vocals that are a perfect fit. Try not to whistle along when the PB&J-esque whistling kicks in towards the end. The chorus is just full fledged glory. These guys have crafted a song that is guaranteed to give you more than its fair share of good vibes.

Foster The People started as Mark Foster and grew into something more late into fall of 2009. The band is based out of Los Angeles, and is surely one of the it bands of 2010 to keep an eye out for. Be sure to save some room for “Pumped Up Kicks” on your essential summer 2010 playlists. Big things are on the way for these guys. People are calling them the next MGMT type indie explosion. I would love to see that.

I wish I had my own record label, because I would have signed these guys instantly. Mark Ronsen is apparently a huge fan of the guys and may even produce their album.

Like I said, big things.

[mp3]: Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

Good luck getting it out of your head.

You can hear some others songs from Foster The People over at their facebook. You can follow them on twitter as well. Here is a live performance of the song that TheMusic.FM posted:

  • eoghan

    Is it not pump up the kicks? Either way, it is a pretty good tune

  • Will

    Yeah I don’t know what happened there.

  • http://wheniflysoloiflysohigh.tumblr.com josh

    I love these guys, and I’m a big fan of your blog. Keep up the good work.

  • Lauren

    Does anyone know when they’ll have an album? I couldn’t find anything on iTunes.

  • name

    WHY ARE YOU POSTING ON HYPE MACHINE A SONG LIKE FOSTER THE PEOPLE IF IT’S ALREADY THERE, WHY DON’T YOU POST THEIR NEW SONGS INSTEAD?
    ”Chin music for the unsuspecting hero”
    ”Downtown”

    these blogs are good for nothing.

  • Kevin

    This song is awsom…now please dont get political like the rest of the assholes who ruin it for themselfs….

  • Ade

    Great freaking band! their EP is out now & their debut album hits stores on 3/29. heck yea!

  • jord

    IT SOUNDS LIKE DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT BY KING HARVEST, THATS WHY IT SOUNDS SO GOOD TO THE EARS

  • Big D

    I found this post because I thought it sounds like dancin in the moonlight also. I did a google search, and ended up here.





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