Foster the People / Cults coming in September (VIA Foster the People / Cults coming in September.

By Samir Mathur
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Foster the People and Cults will play the Beacham Theater on September 20. Tickets available from here.

If you’ve been near a radio anytime in the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by L.A.’s Foster the People. At the time I’m writing this, it’s #1 on Spotify in the U.S., and its parent album ‘Torches’ is #1 on the album chart. So they’re doing pretty well. The band writes easy, lightweight, but upbeat and fun indie-dance songs in the MGMT vein, and will doubtless put on a great show.

Honestly, I’m even more excited by the openers, a duo called Cults, whose self-titled album is one of my favourites of 2011. They’re from New York and sound like old girl-groups but with a cool, indie edge. Their song ‘Go Outside‘ was recently named the second-best song of this summer by readers of Stereogum. (It came second to the aforementioned ‘Pumped Up Kicks’). Here‘s footage of them playing live at the Spin Magazine offices, and it should get you on board. See you there!