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Foster the People

Foster the People is an indie pop band from Los Angeles, California. The band first played together inOctober2009.MembersMark Foster(vocals,keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius(drumsandextrapercussion), and Vanguardgraduate Cubbie Fink(bass and backing vocals) formed the band while in their mid-twenties.MarkPontius used to play drums andshoot/edit the music videos for the indiepop band Malbec.

Two live musicians, Sean Cimino (guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, and backing vocals) and Isom Innis(keyboard,piano,andbacking vocals),also tour ...read more

Foster the People is an indie pop band from Los Angeles, California. The band first played together inOctober2009.MembersMark Foster(vocals,keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius(drumsandextrapercussion), and Vanguardgraduate Cubbie Fink(bass and backing vocals) formed the band while in their mid-twenties.MarkPontius used to play drums andshoot/edit the music videos for the indiepop band Malbec.

Two live musicians, Sean Cimino (guitar, keyboard, synthesizer, and backing vocals) and Isom Innis(keyboard,piano,andbacking vocals),also tourwith the band. Cimino is credited with guitar on the track "Waste" from thealbumTorches,whileInnis' role in the album is unknownor possiblyuncredited due limited contributions on the album.Zach"Reazon"Heiligman(sampler, MPC (Music Production Center),programming, digital percussion,SFX, other production,minimalbackingvocals)appears to have been a member of the band until early2011; however, he shares co. writerandadditionalproductioncreditson "Miss You" with Mark Foster, suggesting that Heiligman may play amore behind-the. scenesrole nowinproductionofcertain tracks during studio sessions rather than in live shows. Heiligman, an MC andsongwriter, is alsois aclose friend ofMarkFoster andworked with him on a Hip-Hop project during periods before and during the formationofFosterthe People.

Mark Foster originally named his band Foster & the People, but people misheard it as "Foster the People." Eventually,hetooktothenurturing image itevoked of "taking care" of the people, so the name stuck.

NPR credits their rise to fame to getting play on The Hype Machine and performances at South by Southwest.

The band is best known for their song "Pumped Up Kicks", which came in at number 32 on Australia's Triple JHottest100of2010. In theUnited States,"Pumped Up Kicks" reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, number4ontheRock Songs tally andnumber 73 on the Billboard Hot100. « hide

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LPs
Supermodel
2014

3.1
124 Votes
Torches
2011

3.2
478 Votes
EPs
Foster The People
2011

3.7
67 Votes

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