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  • Foster The PeopleFoster The People consists of Mark Foster on vocals, keyboards, guitar, and percussion, Cubbie Fink on bass and backing vocals, and Mark Pontius on drums, and hail from Los Angeles, California. Foster The People formed in 2009, but burst onto the music scene in 2011 with their cross-over hit "Pumped Up Kicks" which Rolling Stone described as "...an unreasonably catchy psych-pop ditty that crashed the charts with lyrics about a deranged youth on a shooting spree." The song was actually written and recorded by Foster 2 years earlier while he was working as a jingle writer. Foster The People released a self-titled EP in early 2011 with 3 tracks that are included on their debut LP.
  • Foster The People - 'Torches'May 24: Foster The People released their debut LP Torches (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). The LP hit the Top 10 in the US, Australia, and Canada. Rolling Stone described the LP as "...genre-juggling, bedroom-dance-floor magic cut with moody-boy lyrics..."
  • June 11: Foster The People topped the Billboard Rock Albums chart for 1 week and Alternative Albums chart for 2 weeks with Torches.
  • June 25: Foster The People topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 5 weeks with "Pumped Up Kicks."
  • Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks" (Single)July 30: Foster The People hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Pumped Up Kicks." The song topped the charts in Australia and Poland, and hit the Top 10 in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the US.

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LP DISCOGRAPHY

Foster The People - 'Torches'
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Torches

Released: May 24, 2011
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 8
Billboard #1: Rock Albums, Alternative Albums
Grammy Nominee: Best Alternative Music Album
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Helena Beat" - "Pumped Up Kicks" - "Call It What You Want" - "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" - "Waste" - "I Would Do Anything For You" - "Houdini" - "Life On The Nickel" - "Miss You" - "Warrant"
Deluxe Edition includes: "Love" - "Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero"
Import Edition includes: "Broken Jaw" - "Love" - "Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 Pumped Up Kicks

from the LP
Torches
ARC chart run: 33 - 21 - 18 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 12 - 15 - 18 - 21 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
25
RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Alternative Songs, Rock Digital Songs, Alternative Digital Songs, Dance Airplay
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Rock Video, Best New Artist Video
2 21 2011 Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)

from the LP
Torches
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 36 - 36 - 31 - 31 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 128
RIAA Certification: Gold
31 6 2012 Foster The People - "Don't Stop (Color The Walls)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Helena Beat

from the LP
Torches
** ** 2011 Foster The People - "Helena Beat" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Call It What You Want

from the LP
Torches
** ** 2011 Foster The People - "Call It What You Want" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Houdini

from the LP
Torches
Grammy Nominee:
Best Music Video, Short Form
** ** 2011 Foster The People - "Houdini" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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