Fitz & The Tantrums Add MORE US Tour Dates
Play KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic On November 6
Debut EP Songs For A Break-Up Vol.1 Out NOW On Future Sounds Records
It all started with a phone call. The X. Best to let voicemail pick that one up! YOU HAVE 1 NEW MESSAGE: “Hey, sorry to call but my neighbor has got to leave L.A in a hurry, he’s selling everything including this old church organ for 50 bucks. Do you want it?”
This was worth the pain of calling the heartbreaker.
“He’s got someone coming later today to see it, I don’t know what kind it is, if it works…it’s gigantic."
“Pay him, pay him now! Put the 50 dollars in his hand!”.
“Okay but the landlord says it has to be out of the basement tonight”.
13 phone calls to piano movers and 50 dollars later four guys were trying to fit this thing through the front door. That was the beginning. “Breakin' The Chains Of Love” was written that night and the inspiration for the record was born. All the pain of splitting with someone poured out into this 5 song EP of 1960’s inspired Soul music.
SONGS FOR A BREAK-UP VOL.1 was recorded entirely in Fitz’s living room, using one crappy old mic. The songs are influenced by ’67 AM radio, Motown and early Hall and Oates records.
Fitz was born in France and moved to L.A. as a child. This half French, half Irish kid fended off the California rays with a lot of sunscreen to emerge as an artist with a vision. A soulful voice with infectious songs, Fitz’s music makes you wanna’ grab a tambourine and dance.
Upcoming Fitz Shows:
Oct 5 - Crocidile - Seattle, WA*
Oct 6 - Holocene - Portland, OR*
Oct 7 - Harlot - San Francisco, CA*
Oct 8 - 3 Clubs - Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 10 - Casbah - San Diego, CA*
Oct 11 - The Aruba - Las Vegas, NV*
Oct 17 - Bardot - Hollywood, CA
Nov 6 - The Echo KCRW presents - Los Angeles, CA
The Rumble: Future Sounds created The Rumble in 2007 as a monthly indie rock club night tailored to support the local San Francisco music scene. Beginning in July 2009, The Rumble expanded from LA, Brooklyn, and SF to include Seattle, Portland, and San Diego. By October, Las Vegas, Austin, Chicago, and Boston will be digging in to complement what will ultimately be a kick-as$$, grassroots, national, indie rock movement. The events are a mash up of live bands and resident and/or special guest DJ's with local partnerships and venues that highlight the character of each city. The monthly events are curated by the most credible partners of each town--from music bloggers, indie record stores, local radio and hip weeklies to art collectives and music gurus.