Helena Beat by Foster The People
"Helena Beat" is a song by American indie pop group Foster the People. The single served as the second single from the band's debut studio album, Torches. It was released on 24 May 2011. On 10 August 2011, BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James selected the song as his Record of the Week. A music video to accompany the release of "Helena Beat" was first released onto YouTube on 18 July 2011. The video debuted on the MuchMusic Countdown in Canada on Thursday, August 11 at #30, and has since peaked at #28. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Foster the People is an alternative/indie rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band started in October 2009. Members include Mark Foster on keyboards, guitars, and vocals; Mark Pontius on drums; and Cubbie Fink on bass and backing vocals. NPR credits their rise to fame on getting play on The Hype Machine and performances at South by Southwest. They have a single EP called Foster the People EP. The band is best known for their song "Pumped Up Kicks", which came in at number 32 on Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 of 2010. They played at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, 17 April 2011.