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Five Iron Frenzy

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Denver, United States (1995 – 2003, 2011 – present)

Five Iron Frenzy (also known as Five Iron or FIF) is a Christian ska band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and disbanded in 2003. The band announced they were recording new material on November 22, 2011.

Five Iron Frenzy started as a local side-project of Reese, Keith, Micah, and Scott’s band Exhumator. The band members never took themselves too seriously. Even the name started out as an inside joke. Although the original intent was for the band to stay local and help grow the local music scene. Five Iron Frenzy (FIF, or Five Iron) signed to Frank Tate’s 5 Minute Walk records in 1995 and was touring nationally within a year. They reached the peak of their fame around 2000, with the release of All The Hype That Money Can Buy. The were known for dressing up in wacky costumes to support a cause. In December 2002, they announced that they would be breaking up after a final tour. They played their final show on November 22, 2003 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, which was recorded for The End Is Here (disc 2) (this disc features that show in its entirety and is sold with the band’s final album, The End Is Near). This show had an attendance of over 4,000 people. There is also rumors of a reunion tour in 2013.

Their signature sound was a mix of rock and ska while their lyrics mixed socially-conscious satire and their Christian faith.

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  • fakempire

    New album is wonderful. Was a FIF fan in my youth in the late 90s. I was worried this new album wouldn't be that great cause I view their old stuff through nostalgia glasses...but it really stands up. Way to go, guys. Time to go dig out my old FIF shirt.

    17 Mar 8:30pm Reply
  • wills316

    Their musical abilities have matured like a fine wine

    25 Feb 10:19pm Reply
  • Dreyvas

    This thread shines a lot of light on that: https://www.facebook.com/groups/191449047667226/permalink/210144759130988/

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SamuelPanda

    Epsilon_X2008, I can say only one word: ReeseRoper.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    So I've just recently got into Five Iron Frenzy...why do all the fans say the band sucks and they hate them? How did that start?

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • smlinarcik

    Engine of a Million Plots is the easily the best sounding record they've ever released, the songwriting is incredibly tight.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ForMiles

    yeah, but they made roughly a billion dollars on kickstarter. They were one of the highest funded albums at the time.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Dreyvas

    They've been out of the game for a good while, I spose.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ForMiles

    I actually expected the new record to blow up in plays. I am shocked that more people haven't been listening.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • newdat

    the new LP rocks.. im skanking in my room like it's '94

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Dreyvas

    \m/O_O\m/

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wills316

    The new album is fantastigreat

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    Engine of a Million Plots is really good

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wills316

    Forgot about them until recently. Probably the only Christian band I can actually listen to just because they're so good.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SmicTaguer

    zen and the art of xenophobia ia amazing

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • OnDistantShores

    Can't believe I'm actually listening to a new FIF album. Pretty awesome so far!

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • JakeDownMusic

    "So Far" is sooooooo good! I am really pumped for this new "mature-sounding" FIF record! (and the very immature silly songs ep, haha)

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SamuelPanda

    New single is pretty awesome, awesome, it is the awesomest

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Midgetto52

    Holy new single, Batman! +1000 hype points for the new album.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • lll__

    almost up to 100k listeners!

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
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