Artist of the Week: Fitz & The Tantrums
The stress of the holiday season can start to take its toll on even the best of us, but few have it as bad as Michael Fitzpatrick, lead singer of Fitz & The Tantrums. In the band’s song ‘Santa Stole My Lady,’ Fitzpatrick sings:
“I got Santa under my tree
He was flirting with my honey, trying to take her from me.
Hey, don’t be fooled by this fairy tale
Watch out or he could do this to someone else
He took my girl and he made me cry
And that’s the way I feel about Christmas time.”
Ouch, now that’s betrayal! Luckily things are looking up for Fitz & The Tantrums. After being signed by Dangerbird Records earlier this year, their debut album was released in August and has been garnering critical acclaim ever since, even reaching the #20 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
We’re sure Fitz’s lady will come crawling back to him once the band hits rockstardom – an occasion that is sure to be sooner rather than later.
“Soul-influenced indie pop”
Similar Artists: Nouvellas, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse
“To answer the question inherently presented by anything retro, this band’s debut represents a true revival, rather than an exhumation; Without heart, you’re just a zombie, and Fitz & The Tantrums are not lacking anything in that category.”
“The LA-based band, signed to Dangerbird Records, has flipped the classic 60s sound, adding some Cali-flair to their recordings. It’s light, bouncy, and just downright catchy.”
— The Couch Sessions
“…simply put, LA based Fitz & The Tantrums are good ‘ol revival rock with an authentic analog sound and vocals that come from the heart.”
— New Band Day
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