It goes without saying that Foster the People have exploded over the course of the summer, going from no-names to mainstream icons in less than a year. Their single "Pumped Up Kicks" has been blasted on radio stations all over the world, to the point that it is clearly overplayed. Whether or not you're off or on the Foster the People bandwagon, you can't deny that the band has had an impressive history. Last night, the L.A. trio made their way to the Saturday Night Live studio to perform both "Pumped Up Kicks" and "Houdini."
While it's clear they were a bit nervous to perform on SNL, especially frontman Mark Foster, the inclusion of an expanded band gave the lead singer some confidence. The group were even joined by Kenny G in the finalminutes of their performance of "Houdini." You can watch both performances after the jump.
You can also read our review of their debut album Torches here.
"Pumped Up Kicks":