Foster the People is an indie rock/indie pop band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Initially a solo project of Mark Foster, the 'people' of Foster the People are Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius. The band released their debut self-titled EP in January 2011. The band's debut full length album, Torches, was released on May 24, 2011 on Star Time/Columbia. Their first single Pumped Up Kicks was a sleeper hit during the summer of 2011 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart, #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 on the UK Singles Chart.