Biography by Matt Collar
Indie rock trio Foster the People make atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop. Formed in Los Angeles in 2009, the band features keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Mark Foster, bassist Cubbie Fink, and drummer Mark Pontius. The trio's single "Pumped Up Kicks" received significant airplay on KROQ in 2010, and the band quickly began receiving significant online attention. In January of 2011 they released a self-titled EP that featured the song. Also in 2011, the band released its full-length debut album, Torches.
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