Thursday, April 26, 2012

Foster The People are record label puppets

LA's Foster The People have created some of the best music videos of the last 12 months. Their new one, for the re-release of former single Houdini, is a brilliantly macabre satire on the music industry. In the opening scenes, the band are killed in a horrific stage accident, but their management conspire to keep the money rolling in by turning their corpses into puppets.

Conceptually, it's reminiscent of Peter Serafinowicz's video for Hot Chip's I Feel Better - but Foster The People play it for laughs. They've even included an enthusiastic bumming scene for the band's burgeoning gay fanbase.

Well, I never.

The full video is below, and if you haven't already invested in it, Foster The People's excellent debut album, Torches, is a bargainacious £5 on Amazon this week.

Foster The People - Houdini

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