Fitz & the Tantrums Become Eclectic Before Maroon 5 Tour
The aptly-titled debut EP, Songs For A Break Up: Volume 1, is equal parts Motown to 70s AM, with back-to-back blue-eyed soul jams oozing with sweeping choruses and sultry backing vocals. The five-song collection was described by Crawdaddy as "Full of passionate, catchy tunes, akin to the likes of soul master Wilson Pickett and doo-wop legends the Four Seasons." Spin.com simply pronounced Fitz "a confident crooner," and declared the songs, "Breakin' the Chains of Love," and "Don't Gotta Work It Out," as "two stone-legit, would-be standards."
Perhaps what's most incredible is, all this magic was made with merely a $50 church organ and a two-bit microphone. Wait until he gets to Volume 2.
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS ON TOUR WITH MAROON 5
November 6 Los Angeles, Ca. The Echo *
November 8 Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell Univ.
November 10 Blacksburg, Va. VA Tech
November 12 Fairfield, Conn. Sacred Hearts Univ.
November 14 Lewisburg, Pa. Bucknell Univ. +
November 16 Newark, Del. Univ. of Delaware
November 18 Peoria, Ill. Bradley, Univ.
November 21 San Angelo, Texas Angelo State Univ.
November 22 Wichita, Kan. Wichita State Univ.
* Solo show
+ Guster Support
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