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Foster the People

Foster the People

Profile


Famous as :

Pop/rock band

Birth Date :

2009

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Debut single "Pumped Up Kicks" (2010)

Biography


First formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009, indie rock trio Foster the People were a bunch of guys in their mid-twenties who used Foster and the People as their initial moniker. But since people often misheard the name and called it Foster the People instead, members Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius opted the name. Another reason is because the new one has an underlying meaning.

Foster, Fink and Pontius were friends first before bandmates. After hanging out with them separately in Los Angeles, Foster brought them together to pursue their passion in music. "I've been playing music and writing songs on my own for a while. I was happy being a solo artist for a long time, but eventually it reached a point where I was like: 'Man, I'm ready to put a band together again!' And so I did," Foster explained in an interview.

Latest News


Foster the People Unveils Retro Music Video for 'Coming of Age'

February 07, 2014 06:06:24 GMT

has debuted the official music video for "Coming of Age", the single off their upcoming album "". In the '80s-themed visuals directed by BRTHR, the band shows the world how rough life can be.
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Foster the People Releases New Track 'Coming of Age', Announces New Album

January 14, 2014 08:10:12 GMT

has released the studio version of their "Coming of Age". The track was previously played by the band at a music festival last summer. A snippet of the same song was also featured in a short clip in which they announced their return to music early this month.
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Foster the People Announces Comeback in Short Video

January 03, 2014 07:44:07 GMT

It has been a while since fans enjoyed new music from . However, Mark Foster and his bandmates have hinted that this year will be a busy one for them. Earlier this week, they took to Twitter to announce their comeback.
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Foster the People's 'Pump Up Kicks' Yanked From Airwaves After Connecticut Shooting

December 19, 2012 19:13:19 GMT

's "Die Young" is not the only song pulled out from the airwaves. 's "Pumped Up Kicks" is also yanked from the playlist of Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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Video Premiere: Foster the People's 'Houdini'

April 26, 2012 07:03:52 GMT

show their fans how committed they are to their job in a music video for their single "Houdini". Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius are due to perform at a big concert, but they are crushed in a stage mishap during a video shoot, sending everyone on the set into panic mode.
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Video: Taylor Swift and Zac Efron Cover Foster the People on 'Ellen'

February 22, 2012 03:34:10 GMT

and delivered a fun duet during their visit to "" recently. They strummed their guitars with the "" actor being assisted by the "Mean" singer. After playing one chord, he's encouraged by her, "That sounds so good!" In response, jokingly said, "Only a girlfriend would react that quickly like that."
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The Beach Boys to Duet With Foster the People and Maroon 5 at Grammy Awards

February 09, 2012 02:12:49 GMT

' Grammy performance has long been confirmed, but details on what to expect from their reunion were not divulged until recently. On Wednesday, February 8, it's officially announced that , Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks would be joined by and for a special joint performance.
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10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2011

December 24, 2011 06:05:58 GMT

What would a year in music industry be if there weren't any new acts adding sprinkle to the competition? Sure, the battle among the already-established artists would be interesting enough for music fans and critics alike to sit and watch since it gets tougher every year, but the addition of the newbies would undoubtedly make the game even more dynamics than it has already had. In honor of those budding artists, AceShowbiz compile 10 out of the many based on their achievements in the past twelve months.
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Artist of the Week: Foster the People

August 15, 2011 05:45:57 GMT

Formed in 2009, are poised to be the next big thing in music. After breaking into Billboard Hot 200 by debuting at No. 8 with their first album "", the West Coast band are now climbing Hot 100 with their single "Pumped Up Kicks".
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