Is Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" the official Summer Jam of 2k11?

That's the word on the street, and that's what it felt like when we caught an impressive FOSTER THE PEOPLE at the Windish Agency's SXSW showcase last month at Emo's (ignore that buzzing -- we were apparently getting electrocuted while trying to shoot video for you). "Pumped Up Kicks" is already all over WFNX like cleaning guy Pat D on free Bruins tickets, tonight's show at Brighton Music Hall with ROYAL BANGS and GROUPLOVE is way the fuck sold out, and we really need a true summer jam to make up for all that "California Gurls" bullshit last year. Pieces, oh, they be in place.

Besides, who doesn't love a feel-good song about getting shot?

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