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Foster the People performs stripped down version of new single 'Coming of Age'

Foster the People perform live at Q Radio with Jian Ghomeshi.
Foster the People perform live at Q Radio with Jian Ghomeshi.

Los Angeles-based indie pop band Foster the People, whose debut single "Pumped up Kicks" was the catchy but secretly dark summer anthem of 2011, is back with their sophomore record "Supermodel." 

The band recently performed a special stripped down version of its latest single "Coming of Age" at the Q Radio studio.

Watch the performance here

In the interview with Jian Ghomeshi, Foster the People discussed its rise to fame and what it takes to follow up on a big hit. Plus, frontman Mark Foster talked inspiration as an Angeleno. 

"To me, [the song "Fire Escape"] feels kind of like the old man sitting on the hill...maybe on top of Runyon Canyon in L.A. looking over the city and has watched it change over the last hundred years."

Foster the People generated local buzz earlier this year when it put on a live show in front of its commissioned mural at 539 S. Los Angeles Street in downtown L.A. The mural also serves as cover art on "Supermodel." 

Does the album remind you of L.A.? Listen here, and let us know what you think in the comments. 

For more excerpts from the Q Radio interview, click here.