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Poetic Memory: Fitz and the Tantrums (List)

Dont Gotta Work It Out (Live) by Fitz and The Tantrums

By now, Fitz and the Tantrums don’t need much in the way of an introduction. The LA musicians made a big splash last year thanks to their dance-tastic debut, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, and its triumphant mix of soul, pop, and rock. They’ve also earned a reputation for putting on fantastic live shows, and their performance tomorrow at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla should add yet another notch to what’s becoming a very large belt.

Of course, traveling around the world and performing can also involve a lot of downtime. We spoke with fetching vocalist Noelle Scaggs about the songs that keep her inspired on the road. You can check out her genre-hopping list below. Continue reading…

Live Review and Photos: Fleet Foxes and Cave Singers at Spreckels Theatre, May 6, 2011

Photos by Natalie Kardos

Last Friday, indie-rock flower children Fleet Foxes treated a sold-out Spreckels Theatre crowd to a set of immaculate compositions.

To say that the band was methodical would be an understatement. Whereas most performers take the stage and immediately launch into their first song, Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold took a couple minutes to get situated before trickling into “The Cascades,” an intricate instrumental from the band’s acclaimed new album, Helplessness Blues. Continue reading…

Video: Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean”

MP3: Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean”
MP3: Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”
MP3: Cave Singers – “Swim Club”
MP3: Cave Singers – “Black Leaf”

On May 3, Fleet Foxes released their sophomore effort, Helplessness Blues. It’s a rich, layered labor of love that finds the band shelving some of its crutches in favor of a more complex, thoughtful sound. Just like its self-titled predecessor, Helplessness Blues is receiving plenty of praise from critics, and the band’s concert tickets are selling like hotcakes. Continue reading…

A Mighty Wind Blows In

The Wind don’t do anything half-assed. Whereas most bands scramble to amass enough top-shelf material to fill an album, the members of the San Diego/Long Beach four-piece decided to set themselves apart by releasing the double-disc, 23-song Harum-Scarum as their debut, and there isn’t a moment of filler on it. Continue reading…