For What It's Worth

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tune in Tuesday (#4)

Tune in Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger over at GReads! to help spread the word about the music we're listening to.

I went to see Foster the People in concert last week! I have to be completely honest - I didn't really love them before I went. I've been listening to Pumped Up Kicks for awhile now and it's a good song but I didn't go crazy over it. Helena Beat was their next release and again I liked it but it sounded similar to Pumped Up Kicks to me.

I went to the concert because I have seats at House of Blues but wasn't expecting anything great. They. Blew. Me. Away. They are seriously one of the best bands I've seen and the concert makes my top 5 list. (Sorry but Mumford & Sons and The National are still at the top)

I can't even explain how amazing they are live. This is one talented band deserving of the hype. They give it their all while they are playing and the CD doesn't even come close to showing their range.

If you have a chance to see them in concert DO IT! I must see them again! lol

This is the version of Pumped Up Kicks that I really love:
"Pumped Up Kicks" Acoustic on SiriusXM Alt Nation

This is my favorite song both in concert and on the CD:
"Don't Stop (Color on the Walls" Acoustic - live at Twist & Shout Records. I literally got chills when he sang this live.

So they're super talented but wait there's more!

They are also incredibly nice. They have partnered with the Do Good Bus to spread good across North America. At each stop they fill the bus with volunteers to help out a local charity the day of the tour. For Orlando the Do Good Bus helped out The Mustard Seed of Central Florida Furniture & Clothing Bank.
The tour runs through October 20th - check out the Do Good Bus website to see if your city is on the tour and volunteer to help or donate here to help support the Do Good Bus tour. (You can get a few rewards from Foster the People for donating!)

Foster the People: website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Buy the CD! Amazon
MP3: Amazon
If you have Spotify - check out the exclusive Remix EP:


  1. I had heard the first song, but never really took note of who this band was. You have now brought them to my attention when you mentioned going to their concert :-) Thank you for that!

  2. I love Pumped up Kicks and that acoustic version is amazing!

  3. I love Foster the People. I have never heard the acoustic version of the song I love it. I also love when bands come into your community and do good things with charity. I wish more did this

  4. I've had "Pumped Up Kicks" in my head for the last week. The lyrics are kind of creepy to sing randomly. :o

  5. @Tara - I read in an interview with Mark that the lyrics for Pumped Up Kicks are about a social outcast teenager who is plotting revenge. So yeah it's a little creepy :-) lol

  6. Not a group I've heard of, thanks for sharing.

  7. I love Pumped up Kicks! I wish I knew they were performing in Orlando, I would of drove down there to see them.

    I wonder if they are going to tour any other Florida Cities. Must run now and see.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. The second song is catchy! I've definitely heard "Pumped Up Kicks" before. It was stuck in my head all last week and I thought my roommate was going to kill me! Glad you had fun, Karen!

  9. aw they are great musicians with a great heart *swoon*
    And if you say they are even better live I totally believe you lol not many people can pull that off.
    You have seats at House of Blues??! Wanna share? hahaha. So cool!

  10. Wow. The acoustic version is so much purer and lovelier. It doesn't even really have that potentially-freaky vibe of the radio version.

  11. This is one talented band deserving of the hype. They give it their all while they are playing and the CD doesn't even come close to showing their range. furniture stores chattanooga tn