L.A. trio Foster the People have released the video to their new single ‘Helena Beat’ which is out in August 2011. The video opens with TV reels showing end of the world scenarios; explosions, marching armies and protests which cuts into one guy and his dog speeding of into the desert in a beat up truck with the city burning behind them, before suddenly stopping to investigate a child’s buggy placed in the middle of a road block…queue the suspense as he hops out to investigate…
The band described the video to MTV as:
Post-apocalyptic, ‘Lord of the Flies’ meets ‘Mad Max,’ so, it’s a bunch of kids, and they kidnap us and take us into this warehouse, and there’s a really crazy twist at the end. But it’s super-visual, and it’s a mixture of really, like, bizarre circumstances — it’s dark, but it’s also pretty tongue-in-cheek and fun.
You can listen to the bands new album Torches in full here.