2011 has been an incredible year for Foster The People. Columbia Records is proud to announce that the Los Angeles based trio has received two GrammyÂ® nominations for â€˜Best Alternative Albumâ€™ and â€˜Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.â€™
This news comes on the heels of the bandâ€™s gold certification of their celebrated album Torches. Earlier this month the bandâ€™s single, â€œPumped Up Kicks,â€ was certified 3x platinum. The band recently made stops at SNL and Ellen to perform the hit single. They also made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman where they played their second single â€œHelena Beatâ€ and next month the band will return to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform their next single â€œDonâ€™tâ€™ Stop (Color On The Walls.)
Torches gained global attention with its Top 10 Billboard chart debut in May. The album is chalk full of â€œupbeat, multicultural left-of-center popâ€ songs that are shaped by Mark Fosterâ€™s â€œsharp pop songwriting and crisp productions,â€ explains the Los Angeles Times who were early supporters of the local band. To date Torches has generated singles in â€œPumped Up Kicks,â€ â€œHelena Beat,â€ â€œDonâ€™t Stop (Color On The Walls,)â€ and â€œCall It What You Want.â€
For Foster the Peopleâ€™s next single â€œDonâ€™t Stop (Color On The Walls),â€ the band worked with the UK MVA â€˜Video of the Yearâ€™ awarded duo Daniels to film a 3D music video for the Nintendo Videoâ„¢ service on the Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ system. The video, which co-stars Gabourey Sidibe, will debut on December 8th in 3D without the need for special glasses on Nintendo 3DS systems. Itâ€™ll also air on MTV, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV.com and VH1.com. Tune into MTV2â€™s 120 Minutes on December 9th and VH1â€™s Top 20 Countdown on December 10th to catch the video.