22nd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Artist Spotlights – Night 2 (page 3)
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
[Photo Gallery] Foster The People… From an up-and-coming indie band struggling on the music-saturated streets of Los Angeles to an immensely successful international musical force, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Foster The People[/lastfm] are models for many other small bands looking to reach mainstream success while maintaining their musical integrity and not selling out.
Though less than a year ago, Foster the People played a free residency at a small bar in Los Angeles, they are now playing huge shows like Live on Letterman, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. The band has been nominated for six awards and will surely be a contender for Best New Artist at new year’s Grammy Awards.
Quirky, art-drenched Los Angeles-based five-piece [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Grouplove[/lastfm] is considered by music critics and other musicians (like Acoustic Christmas stage-mate Foster The People) as a band to watch for 2012.
The band met at an art residency in Crete and from there sweet music was made–a sound strong enough to get them tour dates with other Acoustic Christmas stage-mate Florence + The Machine.