Summer Jam: Foster The People

foster the people

This song makes me wish I put music to movie montages – specifically ones featuring roller discos, short shorts and giant gold sunglasses.

Los Angeles-based Foster The People were pegged as the band that would have THE hit song this summer with their tune “Pumped Up Kicks,” and it has definitely caught our attention.  In fact, while digging up info on the band, we realized we’ve heard this song before – when Pigeons and Planes selected it for the Blogwave Summer Mixtape we contributed to with DailyBeatz and a bunch of other blogs.

The 12″ single of “Pumped Up Kicks” is out on September 14, according to the band’s website.  But when is the full-length coming out?  I don’t know, but after the hype they’ve received so far, the pressure is on, so we should be expecting a pretty strong and well-thought-out debut.  Listen to the first single below, and for more songs (you’re not going to find the band on MySpace), you can friend Foster The People on Facebook HERE where they have a few more tracks listed.

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

**Artwork by Melissa Palmer Wassel