If a mainstream pop act were to die, how far might their label go to keep the cash flowing? In Foster the People’ music video for “Houdini”, the answer is to literally turn the trio into puppets. Following a tragic accident during a music video shoot, mysterious Chinese businessmen add string and even circuitry to make Foster the Marionettes. The whole scheme is a success, culminating in a raucous sold-out performance in which the band flops about like Bernie Lomax. As unfortunate as their passing is, we can all take solace in the fact that their dance routines are as crisp as ever.Watch the video below (via MTV.com).
The band’s debut album, Torches, is out now via Columbia.