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Foster the People — at The Santa Barbara Bowl, Nov 15, 2014

Foster the People photo sets

at The Santa Barbara Bowl, Nov 15, 2014


May 20, 2020

Every Wednesday Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week we sat down (virtually) with Mark Foster of Foster the People.

Aug 25, 2017

If you support Under the Radar‘s Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. Head over there now to read a Patreon Exclusive Anatomy of a Song article on Foster the People‘s “Loyal Like Sid and Nancy.” More

Vampire Weekend Members and Killer Mike to Play Bernie Sanders Rally This Saturday in Iowa City

Foster the People and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth to Also Play

Jan 27, 2016

A rally in Iowa City this Saturday in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to feature members of Vampire Weekend (also featuring Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth), rapper and Run the Jewels member Killer Mike, and Foster the People. The Iowa Caucuses are next Monday, February 1, the first chance the people get to vote on who the Presidential candidates will be, hence the timing and location of the rally. More

Nov 20, 2014

On November 15, Sylvan Esso and Foster the People performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl. More

Jul 03, 2014

Yesterday was the kick-off to this year’s Open’er Festival. More

Apr 24, 2014

Last night Foster the People stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform Supermodel track “Best Friend.” More

Apr 14, 2014

Recently releasing their sophomore LP Supermodel, Foster the People are currently engaged in a globe-spanning tour. More

Mar 19, 2014

Foster the People’s second album Supermodel is out now. To celebrate, last night the Los Angeles band stopped by The Tonight Show to perform album cut “Coming of Age.” More

Feb 21, 2014

Supermodel, the sophomore album from Foster the People is scheduled for release on March 18. More

Feb 06, 2014

On March 18 Foster the People will release their sophomore album, Supermodel. More

Jan 14, 2014

Foster the People have announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Supermodel. More

Listen: Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans (Smims&Belle Remix)” [Feat. Azealia Banks]

DJ project from Foster the People's Mark Foster and Isom Innis

Apr 27, 2012

Despite suffering a violent death yesterday Foster the People‘s Mark Foster and Isom Innis are still keeping themselves busy with a new DJ project called Smims&Belle. More

Apr 26, 2012

In the music video for their song “Houdini” dance-pop trio Foster the People suffer a horrible death when a piece of rigging crushes them into oblivion. More

Watch: Mark Foster, Kimbra, and A-Trak Video – “Warrior”

Part of Converse’s “Three Artists, One Song Collaboration”

Apr 05, 2012

As previously announced, Foster the People’s Mark Foster has teamed with New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra and DJ A-Trak for a track called “Warrior.” The track now has a video. More

Mar 27, 2012

After bringing together an eclectic mix of musical talent in the form of Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and André 3000, Converse has once again tapped three creative musical artists for a special one-off track. More

Dec 08, 2011

Finishing a year that will undoubtedly be remembered as a memorable one, Foster the People have unveiled a music video for their track “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls).” More

Dec 01, 2011

Last night the 54th Annual Grammy Awards presented its year’s list of contenders, with Bon Iver coming away big and scoring some of the evening’s higher profile nominations, including Record and Song of the Year (“Holocene”), Best New Artist, and Best Alternative Album. More

Listen: Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory (Foster the People Remix)”

From forthcoming album Born This Way: The Remix out November 21

Nov 14, 2011

Lady Gaga’s song “The Edge of Glory” which was remixed by Los Angeles band Foster the People has been released. More

The Horrors, Goldfrapp, Foster the People and More Remix Gaga

Born This Way The Remix Due Out November 21

Oct 21, 2011

A slew of indie and indie-approved artists are busy remixing Lady Gaga’s Born this Way. More

Foster the People Play SNL

Bring Their "Pumped Up Kicks"

Oct 10, 2011

Over the weekend indie-rock trio Foster the People brought their dance-oriented beats to the set of Saturday Night Live, performing both their hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” as well as “Houdini” off their debut album Torches. More

Sep 19, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fools Gold, Foster the People, Futurebirds, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns and Wild Beasts. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. More

Jul 18, 2011

Foster the People take the “beat” part of their tune “Helena Beat” to a very literal (and funny) place in the new video for the Torches cut. More

Arcade Fire, Phish, Muse Headline Outside Lands 2011 Fest

Lineup Also Includes The Black Keys and MGMT, Among Others

Apr 11, 2011

Outside Lands recruits a solid lineup for their 2011 fest. We have the details. More

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the Witch, Foster the People, Smith Westerns, Lia Ices, The Luyas, Gayngs, and Cults.


Mar 01, 2011

After taking over our brains with ear-wormy cut, “Pumped Up Kicks,” “Pleased to Meet You” band Foster the People (see our current issue for the interview) is set to unveil their full-length album. More

Get ‘Pumped Up’ with Foster the People

Band Debuts First Video for Self-Titled EP

Feb 07, 2011

The Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit debuted “Pumped Up Kicks” today, the first music video off their eponymously titled EP. We have the video. More


Aug 14, 2017

Say the words “Foster the People” and invariably the response will be, “Pumped Up Kicks.” The Los Angeles-based group is much more than its perennial, most recognizable hit (with over 310 million YouTube views for its video). More

Foster the People

Parent-Approved Pop

Feb 20, 2011

“I wasn’t your typical artist-broody, hood over my face, like the star of a Simple Plan music video,” Mark Foster says, laughing. More


Jul 10, 2014

Last week was Poland’s Open’er Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the event attracts an impressive array of talent, both from within the country and abroad. More

Jul 09, 2011

Square is the new hip, and rockers without a cause have been replaced with the guys you bring home to meet mom and dad. At least that was the starting vibe Thursday night at El Rey Theatre, as hometown heroes Foster the People took the stage. More

Apr 20, 2011

Day three of Coachella 2011 was already the weakest day in terms of the lineup, so this year’s festival ended with more of a whimper. There were highlights, including some ’80s New Wave legends, and some dancing Danes. And then there was Kanye West. More

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the Witch, Foster the People, Smith Westerns, Lia Ices, The Luyas, Gayngs, and Cults.


Mar 17, 2011

Day one of my first go-around at the bacchic excesses that is SXSW, I had a very important realization: there are a lot of people here. Bars, restaurants, clubs—basically anywhere with a door—opens to let artists perform. The streets are, to put it mildly, peopled. Intellectually, I knew this. Physically I’ve not only survived, but also enjoyed, in a variety of packed festival situations. But to borrow a parlance from my hometown of Los Angeles: dude. Here’s the kicker, even with the sea of humanity, it is still quite possible to see quality bands up close and personal. SXSW, you have my heart. More