Foster the People Release New Video for ‘Houdini’

2012-04-26

Story by Cat Badra

Foster the People get robotic in ‘Houdini’ music video

Foster the People are a band known for their quirky music videos, and the gents certainly don’t disappoint with their new video for, “Houdini,” the latest single from Foster the People’s 2011 debut album, “Torches.” MTV.com premiered the new video for “Houdini” yesterday (April 25), and the video can be seen, below.

The video’s concept is as wacky as ever. In the short video, the band suddenly drop dead due to a horrific accident while shooting the video for “Houdini.” With the band lifeless, a group of special effects experts are invited in to help complete the videotaping by manipulating the band members’ bodies like puppets. What’s more, the special effects experts transforms the band members’ limp bodies into robots so they can still make their gig at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, moving their crew to tears. It’s an elaborate video, and it’s sure to become a Foster the People classic.

The video for “Houdini” arrives roughly one year after “Torches” first dropped and about a month before Foster the People head out on their summer, U.S. tour. Foster the People are currently keeping busy with shows overseas, and they’ll hit the states for the next leg of their North American tour starting on May 25 at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif. The band’s summer itinerary also includes stops at New York’s Central Park and the annual Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival. Find an updates list of Foster the People’s tour dates on the band’s official website.

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