FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS AND OTHER NEW RX CD RECOMMENDATIONS

featured new releasesPREVIEW/BUY THE CD HERE

On their debut album, 2010’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces, Fitz and the Tantrums were retro-soul revivalists with new-wave panache. It was an all-killer, hooks-galore smash, built on the band’s roomy Wrecking Crew grooves and the sassy sexual tension of co-vocalists “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs. Their hi-fi sequel More than Just a Dream flips the script, drawing out their ‘80s synth fetish. But to label it a “throwback” album would be short-sighted: Working with producer Tony Hoffer, the band bounces giddily through the last half-century of pop music, from Motown to synth-pop, from early hip-hop to campy indie-bombast. Whatever it is, it’s a front-to-back kaleidoscope behemoth that signals the band’s ambition to dominate commercial radio. This kind of album is a dying breed—the kind where every single track wants to be a single, even the ballads; the kind that gets catchier and weirder with every spin. — Paste

CLICK HERE FOR OTHER NEW RX CD RECOMMENDATIONS!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *