Foster the People are an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Members Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius (drums and extra percussion), and Cubbie Fink (bass and backing vocals) formed the band while in their mid-twenties. Mark Pontius used to play drums and shoot/edit the music videos for the indie pop band Malbec.<br/><br/>The band is best known for its song "Pumped Up Kicks", which reached No. 1 on <i>Billboard</i>'s Alternative Songs chart, No. 3 on the Rock Songs tally as well as on the <i>Billboard</i> Hot 100.