| February 19, 2011 | Comments (99)

Los Angeles-based trio Foster the People has been generating quite the hype, not only in their home state, but even as far as Brazil and the U.K. While they’ve only been together since the fall of 2009, small-scale music blogs across the United States are already calling the band the next MGMT.

On January 18, 2011, Foster the People released their short, three-song debut Foster The People EP. While a winter release date may seem strange given the nature of their upbeat, poolside vibe, the band arguably released the EP at the perfect time to get their fans geared up for summer. “Houdini,” “Pumped Up Kicks,” and “Helena Beast,” are catchy, electro-indie tunes that will haul you out of your winter blues by inducing daydreams of hotsunshine, white sand and crisp waves. Their first single, “Pumped Up Kicks,” was named on many California blogs as the “song of the summer” in 2010. Check out its official video right up there! To follow up on the EP, the band is projected to release a full-length album sometime this summer.

Foster the People is currently on tour in Australia, but will be heading back to the U.S. at the beginning of March for an extensive North American tour that will stretch into mid-April. With a series of festival performances lined up, including California’s Coachella, Washington’s Sasquatch and Texas’ South By Southwest (SXSW), summer 2011 should be Foster the People’s time to shine. Take a look at the full tour date here!

Catch Foster the People when they perform at Lee’s Palace in Toronto and at Petit Campus in Montreal on April 5.

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