Foster the People: Pumped Up Kicks

Music, Pop, Pumped Up Kicks, summer 2011

I’m figuring that this has been around for a bit, being that I just heard it nominated on NPR for best song of the summer, but it’s new to me. Foster the People is an LA band and, at least in this song (Pumped Up Kicks), they sound, to me, like a blend of MGMT and Peter, Bjorn & John down to the whistling segment. Very catchy. Very boppy. But if you listen to the lyrics, it’s not quite as lighthearted as it sounds.

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