Foster The People Get Re-Animated In “Houdini” Video

Apr 25th, 2012 // 4 Comments
Foster The People Houdini video
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The members of Foster The People are killed within the first five seconds of their “Houdini” visual, as rigging from the set of their latest music video falls and crushes the poor gents. But a dark and mysterious music boss calls upon a special team to move the band’s corpses around like puppets long enough to finish the shoot. There’s just one other problem — FTP also have a concert scheduled at the El Rey in Los Angeles. However, as we see, where there’s a will — or at least a shadowy group of creepy dudes in body suits — there’s a way!

The trio are eventually reconstructed as androids, who stage the concert and pull it off without a hitch. Foster The People’s management team celebrate backstage, as we catch a glimpse of confetti raining down on the real band members (who, remember are dead) on a couch.

The “Houdini” video plays like a clever, yet not-so-subtle commentary on the music business itself. Are Mark Foster and his musical cohorts fed up with the trappings of being major label artists so soon?

We will note that the band’s synchronized dancing, obviously done tongue-in-cheek and ironically, is pretty hysterical to watch. (Take that, The Wanted!)

What do you think of the “Houdini” vid? Let us know below!

  1. Dominique

    Meh, it was stupid. Foster the People creates these great songs with a special meaning, yet, they never seem to take the advantage of expressing those meaning in their music videos. Just a bunch of stupid sh*t happening. I am very disappoint.

  2. I agree with the above poster. A a huge Foster The People fan since the very beginning, their videos totally ruin their awesome music for me. All the videos are just plain awful! This is the worst one so far.

  3. jgreen

    I disagree with the top two posters to a certain degree. I agree that their other videos don’t add substance to their music, however, this one actually did for a change. The video clearly shows how the human race exploits others in pursuit of profit and will go through so many doors to achieve things that weren’t never really needed. It also shines a lot of how we as people will turn a blind eye just to attain those unneeded things for example the entire production team repeatedly celebrate as the guy’s body are transformed into drones and none at all shed a tear in despair towards their transformation and exploitation.

  4. #yoloswag

    I disagree! YOLO!

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