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Watch Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' in Full on


LONDON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

LA's freshest indie rockers, Foster the People have had their hit single 'Pumped up Kicks' censored by MTV's college channel MTVU. However, the video can still be viewed in full on leading music video site

The track, featuring the band's signature Californian-style, electronic beats and distinctive lead vocals from frontman Mark Foster, has had its chorus stripped for its violent connotations. The track tells the story of a young boy pushed to the edge and turning to violence.

The video, however, features exclusive behind the scene footage of the band performing, touring and recording their latest album Touches.

In an interview with The Washing Post, Foster said 'Artists have always observed society and art has always been subversive, and I don't think that's a bad thing. The song came from a place in my heart. I was thinking about, Why are kids doing this, why is this an epidemic in our country? Kids are getting younger and younger and bringing a gun to malls or schools or parks and killing people. What is going on in a kid's head that goes through something like that? So I wound up going inside a kid's head and telling a story'.

Rob Gotlieb of said 'we understand the delicate topic of the song and we by no means condone the behaviour. However, we believe strongly that our audience have the ability to make up their own minds'. He added 'music, and the videos that accompany it, will always attract controversy and we believe censoring them would be an offence to both the artist and our audience'.

Supporting both emerging and established talent, has the largest collection of legal music videos on the web, a collection that is growing daily. The site also allows users to piece together their own personalised playlists and create their own music TV channel.

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About is a leading music video site that allows users to watch, build and share playlists created from the largest, legal collection of music videos, documentaries, interviews, TV shows and behind the scenes footage available on the web. also offers the bands and artists featured on the site the opportunity to earn money through an advertising revenue share.

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