"Pumped Up Kicks" sounds like the title of a high-speed anthem, but it's actually an airy, dream-world disco jam with an alt-rock soul. Foster the People's breakthrough single thrives on soft-spoken atmospherics, with contagious melodies deployed in echo-laden croons and carefree whistles. It's like Passion Pit discovered subtlety.

"Pumped Up Kicks" sounds like the title of a high-speed anthem, but it's actually an airy, dream-world disco jam with an alt-rock soul. Foster the People's breakthrough single thrives on soft-spoken atmospherics, with contagious melodies deployed in echo-laden croons and carefree whistles. It's like Passion Pit discovered subtlety.

Mark Foster's rising L.A. combo comes to Columbus on Tuesday for a sold-out show with Canon Blue and Gardens and Villa.