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What hit in 2011: “Pumped Up Kicks”
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Lowdown: Los Angeles rock trio took its viral, digitally-enhanced hit about outrunning a kid with a gun and turned it into a Top 5 pop smash, as well as a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Their top 10 album, “Torches,” also spawned alternative hit “Helena Beat.” This spring, the band will play Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza San Paulo, alongside such acts as Foo Fighters and MGMT.