Foster the People are hitting the road this spring with Grouplove and LeSands.
The trek is in support of Foster the People's recently released self-titled EP out now on StarTime International.
Foster the People first caught the attention of fans early last year when they self-released their track 'Pumped Up Kicks' on their website for friends to share.
The "outrageously catchy melody," as the Guardian calls it, spent most of it's time since then percolating the World Wide Web one listener at a time. One year and hundreds of thousands of plays later the infectious summer anthem made its way to the bands local alternative station, Los Angeles based KROQ, where it sits at #5 on the station's Most-Played List.
The band's unquestionably flagrant, pop sensibilities shine on the trio's debut EP. "Pumped Up Kicks," leading the pack with it's infections nature and lo-fi sensibilities, was recently followed up by the release of "Helena Beat" a track that showcases the band's edgier, synth-indulgent side. Rounding out the release is a track named "Houdini," a piano laced, euphonic jam that begs to be played on repeat with its buoyant melodies and bouncy beats.
Foster the People is Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius. The band is currently finishing their full-length debut now which will be out this summer!
Foster the People on tour:
03-08 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
03-13 Santa Fe, NM - Corazon
03-21 Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn
03-22 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
03-23 San Francisco, CA -The Independent *
03-25 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
03-26 Seattle, WA - High Dive
03-29 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
03-30 Denver, CO - Walnut Room *
03-31 Kansas City – The Record Bar *
04-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
04-02 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern *
04-03 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace *
04-05 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus *
04-07 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
04-08 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
04-09 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory – Brooklyn *
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
04-11 Washington, DC - Red Palace *
04-17 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
*with Grouplove AND LeSands