Foster The People

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  1. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Foster The People is a band, for those wondering. They're indie, and actually quite recent.

    Any one heard of them/like them?
     
  2. TheyCallMeSaint macrumors regular

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    I've only heard their controversial song, Pumped Up Kicks. While it's catchy, I can't tell whether it's promoting gun violence or (as some claim) raising awareness. Here's the chorus for those who haven't heard:

    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
    You'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
    You'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.
     
  3. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's their most popular one. I've never really payed attention enough to the lyrics to understand the lyrics to detect the meaning.

    Anyways, Helena Beat and Houdini are also very good.
     
  4. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm also only familiar with that one song. It sounds great, but it kinda creeps me out how blasé and laid-back he sounds essentially about a school shooting or something like that... :eek:

    Would you recommend the album as a whole, or only those songs? I'm more of an album- than single-person.
     
  5. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think I've listened to everything up to Life On The Nickel http://www.azlyrics.com/f/fosterthepeople.html and liked all of it. Of course, I would reccomend listening to them first to see what you think, but I would reccomend the whole album.
     
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    I'm seeing them on Sept. 24th at the Popped! Music Festival at FDR Park in Philly. So excited.
     
  7. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Jealous. :p

    Who else is playing?
     
  8. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I've only heard the "Pumped up Kicks" song and can't stand it. But a lot of friends seem to like Foster the People, so I've thought about checking out what else they have.
     
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    On that day, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Rakim, Black Thought, DJ ?uestlove (questlove), Titus Androncis, Zee Avi, and a ton more.

    On Friday, The Shins are headlining, as well as Cage the Elephant...

    But I'm just going on Saturday, mainly to see Foster the People, and Pretty Lights.
     
  10. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    You're missing The Shins? :eek:
     
  11. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Pumped Up Kicks seems to be the odd one in that bunch of songs. It's very different sounding from the other songs.
    I've only heard of Cage The Elephant from that list. Probably because Foster The People is one of the few Indie bands I listen to.
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I've got the album and listen to it all the time. Pumped up kicks and helena beat are great songs!
     
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    Great band, can't stop listening to their album.
     
  14. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ^Agreed. I've had Helena Beat stuck in my head all day.
     
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    I really like them. Pumped up Kicks is not my favorite but the rest of the album is good.
     
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    Was at school, and they started playing the intro to Pumped Up Kicks, but when the lyrics were giong to start, they cut it off and restarted it. :eek: :mad:
     
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    Pumped up kicks is a good song to add some dubstep to.
     
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    I know some people who think the song Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People is annoying but I think its catchy! Very good band!
     
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    It's everywhere on Spotify! I can't say I'm a fan though, it's not the right genre of music. :p
     
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    Robert's got a quick hand.
    He'll look around the room, he won't tell you his plan.
    He's got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he's a cowboy kid.
    Yeah he found a six shooter gun.
    In his dads closet hidden in a box of fun things, and I don't even know what.
    But he's coming for you, yeah he's coming for you.

    [Chorus x2:]
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

    Daddy works a long day.
    He be coming home late, yeah he's coming home late.
    And he's bringing me a surprise.
    'Cause dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice.
    I've waited for a long time.
    Yeah the slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger,
    I reason with my cigarette,
    And say your hair's on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah.

    [Chorus x2:]
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

    [Whistling]

    [Chorus x3:]
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.



    Some have said the lyrics are controversial. Thoughts?
     
  23. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    They are quite interesting, I must say. Not incredibly controversial, but yes, I suppose they are somewhat. I have heard far worse, though.
     
  24. bloutrein macrumors regular

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    Wow, I love Foster the People - 've been listening to them ever since they released Pumped up Kicks. I love their other songs too Call it what you Want is amazing.

    I hope they continue the same way (see, I like MGMT and Empire of the Sun too as they have similar sounding to FtP, however they have ceased to produce or am I wrong?).

    Cheers from South Africa.
     
  25. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ^Hopefully they won't change much, but they're pretty popular for only being two years old.
     

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