PICS: Foster the People at Observatory North Park

Indie pop gods Foster the People pumped up Observatory North Park on Friday, May 26.

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The band was formed in 2009 by frontman Mark Foster and drummer Mark Pontius.
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In 2010, Foster posted the song "Pumped Up Kicks."
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Shortly thereafter, the band started to receive considerable media attention.
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With the help of manager Brent Kredel, the band signed a multi-album deal with Columbia imprint Startime International.
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Prior to the release of the song, Foster had been working as a jingle writer at Mophonics, Inc.
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Understanding what worked in commercials helped Foster make their debut album, "Torches," one of the most commercially licensed albums in years.
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Half of the album's songs were licensed to major television shows, commercials and video games.
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Their second album, "Supermodel," was released in 2013.
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By 2016, they were already hard at work on their third album.
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They are currently on a world tour supporting their new EP, "III."
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Tijuana Panthers opened up the show for Foster the People.
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Hailing from Long Beach, California, the experimental garage pop group is a Rolling Stone "band to watch."
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Having played numerous festivals as of late, they are garnering quite the buzz.
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Pretty impressive for a trio.
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