Oh, what “Pumped Up Kicks” hath wrought. Foster the People played the big stage at Governor’s Ball last night (June 8), packing in a crowd who was mostly there to hear one song. But Mark Foster and company ended up impressing the casual onlookers with their earnest dance-rock.
Just days after announcing they’d be releasing an album together, former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell & Ingrosso closed out Governor’s Ball with a high-octane set, their first as a duo, featuring fireworks, lasers, pyrotechnics and, best of all, several new songs.
The 2014 edition of Governors Ball took over New York's Randall's Island Friday (June 6) in bright sunshine and ideal temps in 70s, perfect weather Outkast, Britpop icon Damon Albarn (with surprise guests, hip-hop veterans De La Soul), and rocking sets from both TV on the Radio (armed with new music) and Julian Casablancas.