the strangest thing happened the other day, and it wasn’t me physically paying for an album, or having to Google ‘how to import a CD into iTunes’… although they were close.
no, something even stranger happened. and I can’t remember that last time that was done with new music.
but something tells me it doesn’t come as any shock to Fitz. or his Tantrums.
I swear, there was only a few seconds of a few chords, played at a very low level overÂ a phone commercial.Â as soon as I heard it, I reached over and grabbed the pen on my nightstand and scribbled down ‘FITZ’. when I woke up the next morning, it took a few minutes toÂ decipher, but as soon as that was done, I must have spent the next 3 hours listening to the same 4 songs on repeat.
and then used money I didn’t have to actually wait outside a record store here in Bend until they opened, nervously asking the owner if he had what I was looking for. he had – and happened to have been listening to the same record over-and-over the other day.
someone had finally brought new music into a good old form.
I’ll leave the bio to those who write good bios – frontman Fitz is, well – think David Bryne if he had signed to Stax Records in the early 60’s… had they been based in Northern France. add some velvet vocals and a serious backing – drummer John Wicks [of George Clinton, Mike Watt, and RZA to name a few… plus a seriously nice guy.] highlighting that core – and you’ve got the next big thing.Â and for once, that title is deserved.
as I believe you’ll be buying a few for Christmas.