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Fitz and the Tantrums

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Los Angeles, United States (2008 – present)

Fitz and the Tantrums are an American group from Los Angeles, California. The group was founded in 2008 by Michael Fitzpatrick, who had begun writing music for a solo project on an old church organ he had purchased. He added friend James King to the group as an arranger and soon after expanded the band to a seven-piece, including several horns. Fitzpatrick shares the vocal duties with Noelle Scaggs. Other members include Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna, and John Wicks.

The group’s debut EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1, was released in 2009. Dangerbird Records signed the group in 2010 and issued their first full-length album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, in August of that year. The album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Los Angeles Times music critic Ann Powers wrote, “Fitz & the Tantrums is the kind of band that communicates best in concert, but this album serves as a fine proxy and party-starter.” Aly Comingore of the Santa Barbara Independent wrote that the band members craft “soulful, nostalgia pop that’s not only infectious, but just fresh enough to make it stand apart from its predecessors.”

In 2010 the group opened several dates on tour with Maroon 5. On January 12, 2011, Fitz & the Tantrums performed the songs “MoneyGrabber” and “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles. In 2010 the groups music video for the song “MoneyGrabber” was incorporated into the opening scene of a sixth season episode of the CBS crime-drama Criminal Minds entitled “Safe Haven”.

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  • fyiwdwytm1

    anyone going to see them in Phoenix ? HD clip of the Walker - http://youtu.be/Xx7Mzy0jXYo

    13 Dec 10:15pm Reply
  • Expressor

    6Am <3

    2 Nov 12:49pm Reply
  • emapia

    Had no idea about them. Just discovered them from a Criminal Minds episode and I'm so freaking glad! Awesome feel-good music!

    27 Oct 10:54am Reply
  • Dpool2313

    you guys are freaking amazing live XD

    8 Oct 10:59pm Reply
  • IL-91

    Дебютник отличный, а второй альбом - попса голимая. Я в недоумении.

    31 Aug 6:54pm Reply
  • Endy9

    wow. Just wow.

    23 May 2:27am Reply
  • genegir

    Танцуют уфсе!!!

    12 May 7:50am Reply
  • youarestellarxo

    AMAZING concert. Danced my heels off, literally. ;3

    10 May 7:18pm Reply
  • FugaBaha

    Группа норм, Spark вообще круть

    5 May 4:25pm Reply
  • CJ155

    greeeeat band!

    17 Mar 3:50am Reply
  • Gaija2507

    Как я их люблю!

    7 Mar 2:53pm Reply
  • AdemilsonM

    Star-crossed :D

    22 Feb 8:17pm Reply
  • asdfafdsdf

    Those basslines...

    12 Feb 9:28pm Reply
  • ASummerKiss

    Saw them on the Ellen show yesterday and was hooked right away...awesome Album! ♫

    31 Jan 4:39pm Reply
  • wando_

    'More than just a dream' is throughout an irreproachable album. Best musical discovery of last semester, hands down.

    11 Jan 3:36am Reply
  • Erick_San2

    Spark, The Walker and Get Away are the best of the More Than Just A Dream. Out Of My League is not so good. Because of her, almost stopped listening to their first album which is great.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kalsonberry

    One of my favorite bands right now! They fit into the alternative genre but have a unique sound.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • KsushaIgorevich

    ahahahahha

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tango1986

    Why is there two Last.fm's for the same artist? The "&" shouldn't make a difference. It's like the word "The" and it should disregards it. iTunes has it sold and labeled with the & not the and. Regardless, that shouldn't make a difference. So if you download music from iTunes you have to 're-name' your artist then? Well it's good I only scrobbled this artist twice, looks like I'll use the and and not the &.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • isitbeer30yet

    Lovin' it

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
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