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Video: Foster the People hits Saturday Night Live

on October 09, 2011, 2:03am

foster the people snl Video: Foster the People hits Saturday Night Live

Even when singing about some pretty serious topics (go ahead and actually read the lyrics to “Pumped Up Kicks”), Foster the People maintain a youthful, carefree energy in their synth-heavy indie pop tracks. And just one view of the band’s SNL teaser video confirmed that the Los Angeles trio can still be giddy despite their recent explosion. Said video also hinted to something slightly more surprising; a special guest appearance sometime during Saturday night’s performance.

Lead-singer Mark Foster seemed a bit nervous at the onset of a guest-free “Pumped Up Kicks”, but with the support of the expanded touring-outfit, he quickly found a spark and debuted a few dance moves to the live audience. As the band returned to perform “Houdini”, backup singers and a horn section filled up the stage, but still no recognizable guest was present. That was until the familiar curls of Kenny G took the stage during the track’s final horn section, thus confirming that a.) Eddie Murphy would not be making his long-awaited SNL return with a keytar solo and b.) Kenny G. should just become a part-time cast member at this point. Check out the video replays below.

“Pumped Up Kicks”:

“Houdini”:

And just in case you aren’t aware, Torches is out now.

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Jahspeaks
November 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

You’re all so stupid. Your thoughts are muted while your minds wander in a sea of television. Grammatical and syntactical errors are too abundant to ignore; as most who read here never wish to return to the everpresent internet “OP-ED”. We simply do noy care about middle-America and what you think. You DO NOT MATTER, not to me, not to anyone except yourselves, and certainly not to Foster the People.

Neesebay
October 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I think the kids who listen to and like this song are just too young to remember the terrible tragedy at Columbine. Ican’t enjoy a song when every time I hear it, I can only think of the terror those poor kids must’ve felt. Don’t see how ANYONE would want to write a song that eve comes close to glorifying this type of violence. I would feel like every cent I made off of it was blood money. They should donate all money made off of it to an antiviolence campaign

concerned, parent
October 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I dont understand why any sane moral person would want to help promote the idea of killing of school children in any way this is NOT  mearly a song hundreds of thousands of developing children are listening to it some with mental illness and its up beat tune just makes it more twisted. most Everyone has wittnessed school killings on the news, should a sane society, our society, citizens of The United States of America be allowing these things, amoung others, including violence and porn music to be freely distributed to the public? DEVELOPING CHILDREN HELLO?????? IT IS UPHAULING! HOW MUST WE APPEAR TO THE REST OF WORLD
 

oliver
October 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

it’s actually “appalling,” not “uphauling.” and i wouldn’t say they’re promoting the idea of killing schoolchildren; rather, they’re creating a dialogue about it. 

Jacoblemer
October 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

If this parent would actually put thought and research into the moral of
the ong rather than angerly pounding the keys, you would realize the
song is not entirely about ‘killing’. The song is about how society is
creating serial killers  by ostracizing kids. It’s about a child who finally had enough with society. While I fail to see how it is appauling and how it is pornographic, I hope you actually thyink before typing.

Mandy Spies
October 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

Love foster the people

Bleh
October 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

Love foster the people

Barb
October 10, 2011 at 5:55 am

love love love. can’t wait to see them Thursday at The Fillmore with Cults!! <3

pumpedgirl
October 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

cubbie fink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333

Alexlabarba
October 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

pumped up kicks was a tad awkward

Jack C
October 10, 2011 at 2:37 am

agreed

Anonymous
October 9, 2011 at 8:16 am

Good stuff!

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