Foster the People premieres songs from the band’s new EP, In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing, in “Live From My Den,” presented with Variety. In a reflection of lockdown times, the segment was filmed across five cities and three time zones in New York, Nashville, Austin, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego In the 33-minute segment, the group talks — transcontinentally! — about how the songs for the EP came together and what it’s like to try to be a working band sprawled across the country.
“Live from My Den” is a digital series available on Variety.com showcasing some of today’s most extraordinary artists performing live from the creative spaces of their homes, studios, and cities most meaningful to them. Read the article and watch Foster the People’s full episode here.
Foster the People talks — transcontinentally! — about how the songs for the EP came together and what it’s like to try to be a working band sprawled across the country.
Foster the People
Foster The People is an American indie pop band originating from Los Angeles, California. In January 2011, the band released their first commercial non-single release, a self-titled EP with songs such as “Pumped Up Kicks”, ”Houdini” and “Helena Beat.” Their single “Pumped Up Kicks’” was a sleeper hit, ultimately peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. With three Grammy nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Short Form Music Video, the band quickly established themselves as an alternative music sensation. The band has continued to release hit indie pop albums throughout the 2010s including 2014’s Supermodel and 2017’s Sacred Hearts Club, which contains another Billboard hit, “Sit Next To Me.”