Foster founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los Angeles as a struggling musician and working as a commercial jingle writer. After Foster's song "Pumped Up Kicks" became a viral success in 2010, the group received a record deal from Startime International and gained a fanbase through small club shows and appearances at the music festivals Coachella and South by Southwest. After releasing their debut album Torches in May 2011, "Pumped Up Kicks" became a crossover hit on commercial radio in mid-2011, reaching number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, number three on the Rock Songs chart, and number three on the Billboard Hot 100, while charting on the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 charts. The group received two Grammy Award nominations for Torches and "Pumped Up Kicks". In 2014, Foster the People released a new album called Supermodel. A album that consisted of electronic and acoustic songs such as "Best Friend" and "Fire Escape". Supermodel was hit with mixed reviews from fans and crtics alike but is loved by the majority of the fanbase. In September 2015, Foster the People and the fanbase had to say goodbye to Cubbie Fink, he annosed his department via Facebook stating that he wanted to puser other opptunities. In Desember 2015, the band released a new song called The Unfoseeable Fate of Mr Jones.
Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The group is composed of Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion) and Mark Pontius (drums, percussion).The band used to have a member who provided bass and backing vocals, his name was Cubbie Fink and he left Foster the People in September 2015. The group's music, described as melodic dance-infused pop and rock, spans many genres