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Foster the People hits the Rialto with music from new album

Mark Foster worked as a jingle writer for Honey Bunches of Oats in Los Angeles. Little did he know that in two years, his song “Pumped Up Kicks” would spend eight consecutive weeks ranked third on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The indie-pop band Foster the People will perform at the Rialto Theatre tonight alongside music and art project Young & Sick, the band that designed the cover art for Foster the People’s first album and music videos for its second. “We are only a couple of seats from being sold out right now, so we expect a sold-out show,” said Kristopher Kerry, one of the Rialto Theatre’s talent buyers. Foster (vocals, piano, guitar) joined up with his long-time friend Cubbie Fink (bass, backing vocals) and film student Mark Pontius (drums, percussion) in 2009 to create the catchy indie-pop band that is now Foster the People. A year later, the trio posted their song “Pumped up Kicks” as a free download on the internet, and it became a viral success among listeners within a year.

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