In early 2010 Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius released “Pumped Up Kicks” under the guise of Foster The People. The band put the unknowingly, transmittable song on the internet and emailed it to a few friends. A year later, over 1.4 million streams and a song that every DJ from California to Australia can’t stop playing, the band announce the release of their full-length debut Torches on Columbia Records/StarTime Intl. May 24th 2011. The band will kick off release day with a performance in their hometown on
Foster The People released an EP in January that includes “Pumped Up Kicks” and two other equally contagious songs: “Houdini” and “Helena Beat.” By the end of their January residency in Los Angeles, 300 curious fans were stuck outside the over capacity Echo and forced to wait until the Coachella to see the songs take shape live. Meanwhile the fans inside experienced what the L.A. Times called, “chilled-out dance floor ready indie-pop”. The frenzy continued two days later as the band played to an over capacity crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.