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Foster The People (Formed 2009)
Foster The People is an American Indie Pop band from LA.
The members are Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Jacob "Cubbie" Fink (bass and backing vocals), and Mark Pontius (drums, percussion).
They are best known for their single "Pumped Up Kicks".

Formation: Foster moved in with his uncle in Sylmar, LA, to pursue a career in music.
He struggled with a drug addiction when first moving to LA.
Pontius left his previous band, Malbec, in 2009 to join Foster.
Later, Foster's long time friend Fink joined the band.

Music Career: Foster wrote the song "Pumped Up Kicks" which was ultimately the bands breakthrough.
It was available for download on the bands website in early 2010.
They performed at the South by Southwest festival in March 2010.
In May 2010, the band signed to the Columbia Imprint Startime International in a mutli-album deal.
To publish songs outside of North America, they are also signed with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing.
The band was booked to perform at Aprils Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, in 2011.
They issued their first commercial non-single release in January 2011. It was a self-titled EP including the songs "Pumped Up Kicks", "Houdini", and "Helena Beat".
"Pumped Up Kicks" received great success, peaking at number 1 on the Alternative Songs Chart in June.
At the end of 2011, they received two Grammy Award nominations for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" for "Pumped Up Kicks", and "Best Alternative Music Album" for "Torches".
They performed at the 'Firefly Music Festival' in June 2013.
Their second studio album was meant to be released in November 2013, but was instead released in January 2014.



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Foster The People Bassist Departs Band


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The bassist helped form the indie pop band in Los Angeles six years ago, but on Wednesday (23Sep15), he revealed he is moving on from the group to work on other projects.

A statement posted on Twitter.com reads: "As we move into the next chapter of Foster The People we felt it was time to share some news regarding our friend, founding FTP member and bass player Cubbie Fink.

"Over the past several months a collective decision was made that he and the band would go their separate ways and pursue other opportunities."

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2015 Rock In Rio USA At MGM Festival Grounds

Foster The People - A host of artists were photographed as they performed at the 2015 Rock In Rio USA which was held at the MGM Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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Foster The People Perform Leeds Festival

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Reading Festival 2014 - Day 2

Foster The People - Reading Festival 2014 - Day 2 - Performances - Foster the People - Reading, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd August 2014

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'Work Addicts' Foster The People


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Foster The People are ''addicted'' to work.

The 'Pumped Up Kicks' group's frontman Mark Foster only took a two month break after the success of their first album and world tour because he gets bored when he stays put for too long.

He exclaimed: ''I'm addicted to work. I need to compose and create. All the time! Up until now, I haven't really had time to enjoy my success.

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Fitz And The Tantrums And Foster The People Rocked Up A Treat At Sweetlife 2014


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Sweetlife festival proved its worth with a fantastic day of quality music and incredible food at the weekend, with Foster The People and Fitz & The Tantrums among the clear highlights of the Maryland event.

We're tempted to jump on the pun bandwagon and talk about how 'sweet' Sweetlife festival was last weekend - but we'll try and avoid it. Though speaking of such, the food was an important feature of the whole day (May 10th 2014) with one memorable fact being Astro Doughnuts' batch of 2,000 of their famous sugary treat. Obviously, there were plenty of happy faces before the music even began.

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Lana Del Rey And Foster The People Headline Sweetlife 2014 This Weekend!


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Billed as 'a music and food festival', Sweetlife 2014 is set to offer the best of both with their single day event this weekend (May 10th 2014) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

With the grand setting of masses of surrounding forestland, Sweetlife has developed into a much-loved annual party since its inception in 2010 when it was simply a small event held outside the Sweetgreen food destination in Dupont, Washington DC. And yet, it has maintained its solid ethics of green living and healthy eating, enforcing this with offers of local produce and green set-ups such as solar powered stages, composting waste disposal and recycling units. To make it even better, all proceeds from the event go to a very worthy charitable cause!

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Betty Who, Tegan And Sara And Foster The People - Big Guava Music Festival 2014 Is Definitely Worth A Visit


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Arguably what could be Florida's most fun-packed 3-day event of the year, Big Guava Music Festival makes its debut today (May 2nd 2014) with an impressive line-up headlined by Outkast, Vampire Weekend and Foster The People.

There's a lot of things we like about Florida, and we reckon Big Guava's inaugural event will definitely be one of them. Set against the glorious city backdrop of Tampa, this festival is bound to be the highlight of your year as it arrives at the Florida State Fairgrounds and Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. As well as  40 awesome bands on 4 different stages, you got your craft beers, your diverse food trucks and your epic fairground rides (which are free, by the way) that will keep you busy in between performances from a line-up that prides itself on its quality over quantity. Having said that, we still think you're going to be spoilt for choice with this lot.

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It's That Time Of Year Again! New Orleans Jazz Festival Returns With Another Two Weekends Of Music Mythology


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It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.

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Foster The People In Concert

Mark Foster - Foster The People performing live on stage at the Troxy - London, United Kingdom - Monday 24th March 2014

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Much Like 'Torches', Foster The People's Second Album 'Supermodel' Divides Critics


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When Foster The People made their name with ‘Pumped up Kicks’, many thought they might be a flash in the pan; a one hit wonder with little more to offer than the undeniably toe-tapping summer anthem of 2011. But one listen to ‘Torches’, the band’s debut album, was enough to convince us they had something more, while dividing the critics at the same time.

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If universal acclaim is the goal, then Foster The People certainly failed with ‘Torches’, but the potential was there, making the hype surrounding their new album ‘Supermodels’ almost palpable. Unfortunately, the same story befalls; hints of indie-pop nous but a polarizing effect on the press. 

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Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

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Foster The People Announce March London And Paris Show Plus New Album 'Supermodel' Out 24th March 2014

Posted on 04 February 2014

Foster The People Announce March London And Paris Show Plus New Album 'Supermodel' Out 24th March 2014

OutKast, Muse And Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014


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Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in one polo field in the middle of the desert. This week the full line-up for the latest incarnation of the ever-popular festival was announced, with the bill yet another feast for the eyes (and eventually the ears too).

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Eight years since their last album and eventual hiatus, Outkast will reform to headline the first day of the festival, which will kick start on the weekend of 11-13 April. The Grammy-winning hip-hop duo will be joined on the first day by fellow returnees The Knife, who released their first album in seven years - the acclaimed Shaking the Habitual - in 2013 and The Replacements, who reformed in 2012. Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Haim, A$AP Ferg, Bryan Ferry, DJ Falcon and many others will also appear on the first day.

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