We’ve been in a retro revival for a good while now. It seems like every other band is rocking skinny ties and sport coats. Dapper wear has become nearly synonymous with the “hipster” icon, and our culture’s newfound cliche has earned a lot of true artists a tougher and more cynical crowd to conquer. So how do you still make your point and succeed when your potential audience has already written you off as “another one of those” bands? The answer is simple, but not easy: make good music.
Fitz and the Tantrums are an LA based group that started when leader Michael Fitzpatrick purchased an organ from an ex-grilfriend’s neighbor. A song was written, a voice was found and shared with a friend, saxophonist James King. The vision for a guitar-less band was born. Less than two years later, and the band’s debut full length “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” was released and climbed the Billboard Heatseekers chart to number 20.
Fitz and the Tantrums are notorious for having a live show energy that far surpasses what their album can capture. I love the album, so if that’s the case, I’m stoked to catch them live.
If you’re into Mark Ronson, MoTown/Stax or Don Draper, be sure to snag this one for just $5 right now.Tweet