los angeles’ foster the people‘s pumped up kicks became a familiar summer soundtrack in the background while you were jetsetting to foreign islands, drinking pina coladas, laying underneath the sunshine, swimming in a fancy pool, feeling the heat, riding your bicycle, laughing with friends, and dreaming to the nighttime’s cool warm breezes. although previously released in september 2010 to modern rock radio stations, it was first thought of as a sleeper hit without too much recognition. happily now almost a year later, pumped up kicks quickly grew to be a constant part of billboard’s alternative top number one singles of the summer of 2011.

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