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The Californian indie-pop band hit the ground running after SXSW and a Hype Machine hit with "Pumped Up Kicks."
The Californian indie-pop band hit the ground running after SXSW and a Hype Machine hit with "Pumped Up Kicks." Courtesy of Artist
I hope your summer playlist isn't finalized yet, because here's one more essential track for the mix: "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People. It's a laid-back, breezy song made for a top-down covertable cruise to the beach.
A killer melody floats lightly over a surf guitar lick as mellow as low-tide. Ambient synths echo a distant cicada buzz creating a hazy summer feel. It's an indie-pop jam that exudes sunny californian vibes.
Foster The People caught a big wave with love from Hype Machine listeners and a few key South by Southwest performances. Attention from blogs created a rippling effect of praise with one comment noting "Pumped Up Kids" should be played in a similar situation to this scene in Hi-Fidelity.
But don't go looking for Foster The People on Myspace, check out Facebook instead. The unsigned band is committed to staying connected to its growing audience by crowd-sourcing its Facebook friends for tour locations, tweeting with updates, and offering free downloads via its official website.
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