Grammy Trail Off #5: Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

We know “Pumped Up Kicks” has already won a place in your heart (a place that you muffle out sometimes, because damn, it’s being played everywhere!)–but will Foster The People take home a Grammy for Best Pop Group Performance? Ah, perhaps–but let’s do a little fact-surfing to bide our time.

One of the first of many placements of “Pumped Up Kicks” was in a 2010 episode of Entourage

Actress/singer/wholesome being Mandy Moore was a recurring guest star on Entourage in 2005.

Mandy Moore and Gavin DeGraw both have a song titled “Candy”

Actor/hipster Zach Braff directed Gavin DeGraw’s “Chariot” music video

Zach Braff is totally into Foster The People and saw them at the Wiltern in Los Angeles one time. Tweet proof:

It’s the circle of LIIIIIIFE! And it–er, nevermind. Lion King-inspired tangent. Carry on with your business.

Related circle stuff:

Waste time starting with the Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light

From Nicki Minaj to American Horror Story to Yellowcard and back again

Bruno Mars’ artillery

Round and ’round with Katy Perry and Keroauc