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  INTRO: Hello. Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice and protests. In a society plagued by violence, Mark Foster, singer and songwriter of the indie pop band Foster the People, draws our attention… Continue Reading →

Pumped Up Kicks First Audio   This portion of my podcast is around the first 5.5 minutes. For the things that I like, there are really only two aspects I can think of. First, I feel confident so far about the length. This is… Continue Reading →

“Pumped Up Kicks” Lineage

When looking into the lineage of “Pumped Up Kicks,” I searched for more songs related to gun violence specifically related to school shootings. I was not sure what I would find, as the song was not clearly written about a… Continue Reading →

“Pumped Up Kicks” Fourth Listen

The social critique that “Pumped Up Kicks” explores regards gun violence, specifically in reference to school shootings. The topic of the song is made clear in the repeated chorus: All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You’d better… Continue Reading →

Pumped Up Kicks Third Listen

From a brief Google search, it seems that the genre of “Pumped Up Kicks” is unclear. It is defined as indie pop, alternative indie, pop dance, psychedelic pop, and more combinations of those and similar terms. Indie and alternative are… Continue Reading →

Pumped Up Kicks Second Listen

The context in which “Pumped Up Kicks” was written is one that seems familiar today–gun violence, specifically in the context of school shootings. The song was written in 2010. School shootings were not a new phenomena at that point, as… Continue Reading →

Pumped Up Kicks Proposal

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People intrigues me for a number of reasons. It is interesting to me that many people do not realize what the song is about when they first hear it. It takes close listening to… Continue Reading →

Pumped Up Kicks & Dear Mr. President

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People (2010) This song is interesting to me because I think most people do not know or pay attention to its message. I remember listening to this song when it first came out during… Continue Reading →

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