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Hot Stuff: Appreciating Foster The People Beyond 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Hot Stuff: Appreciating Foster The People Beyond 'Pumped Up Kicks'

I was not a big fan of Foster the People and only one song came to mind by the mere mention of their name—Pumped Up Kicks. Yet, that was enough for me to attend their recently concluded concert last January 26 at the Kia Theater produced by Wilbros Live. I really loved that track and I believe that it somehow shaped a generation when it came out in 2011 bearing such a dark, powerful message underneath its hip vibe. During the show, more songs became familiar sounding like "Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls)," "Call It What You Want," and "Houdini" from their debut album Torches and "Coming Of Age" from their 2014 album Supermodel. There are also some love-at-first-hear tracks for me like "Sit Next To Me" and "Doing It For The Money" which I discovered were part of their latest album, Sacred Hearts Club. The fully charged show saw the band members jump from one instrument to another, which the millennial audience danced and sang to. The band’s frontman, Mark Foster, was even gracious enough to sign a few autographs on stage. Not only did they win my admiration with their undeniable talent and groovy indie pop music, but they also won my respect with their humility and love for their fans!

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Photograph taken by Kevin Jamez (@kennyjamez) taken from Foster The People's Instagram account




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