Fitz And The Tantrums - Pickin' Up The Pieces
Label: Dangerbird Records – DGB051V
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Style: Alternative Rock
A1 Breakin' The Chains Of Love 2:50
A2 Dear Mr. President 2:59
A3 Pickin' Up The Pieces 3:08
A4 MoneyGrabber 3:09
A5 L.O.V. 3:39
B1 News 4 U 3:56
B2 Don't Gotta Work It Out 4:08
B3 Rich Girls 3:12
B4 Winds Of Change 4:07
B5 Tighter 4:56
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (tracks: B5)
Bass – Ethan Phillips, Sebastian Steinberg
Bass, Guitar – Chris Seefried
Cello – Jen Kuhn, Matt Cooker
Co-producer – Michael Fitzpatrick
Drums – John Wicks, Scott Ellis
Engineer – David Benitez (tracks: B3, B5)
Keyboards – Jeremy Ruzumna
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Stephen Kaye
Piano – Tay Strathairn
Producer – Chris Seefried
Saxophone, Flute – James King
Trumpet – Stewart Cole
Violin – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Vocals – Maya Azucena, Maya Sykes
Vocals, Tambourine – Noelle Scaggs
Written By – Chris Seefried (tracks: A2, A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5), Ethan Phillips (tracks: B5), James King (tracks: B5), Jeremy Ruzumna (tracks: B1, B5), John Wicks (3) (tracks: B5), Noelle Scaggs (tracks: A4)
Written By, Engineer, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion – Fitz
Includes MP3 Download card.
I've often heard of Fitz and the Tantrums being described as too mainstream for the hipsters, but not trendy enough to break mainstream. It's completely true. Which is a sad testament to today's music industry.
These guys (and gal) have it NAILED DOWN, sharp as a razor Motown vibe completely punched up to a whole new level of amazing......whether you're talking musicianship, vocals, songwriting, presence or just cool clothes, this band delivers much more than you bargain for at every turn.....excellent mix of songs (some dance, some ballads, some r&b) makes this album one of the very best i've heard in the past year.
Love the cuts: Moneygrabber, Pickin' up the Pieces, and Mr. President. Noell's vocals are wonderful -- she brings a lot to the party.
I saw them in concert in Chicago in mid-February having heard only one song (the infectious "Moneygrabber") previously, and I loved the show! They're very tight, very personable, and their music is a wonderful blend of Hall & Oates and Motown's finest.
"Moneygrabber" is one of my favorite songs of the past 5 years. I really like 6 of the other 9 songs, and the other 3 (the slower songs) aren't bad. All in all, one of the most auspicious debuts in years.
Fitz and The Tantrums - Picking Up The Pieces (Live on KEXP)
Michael's got a voice kinda like Daryl Hall. Loooove their sound
Fitz and the Tantrums - Moneygrabber
LOVE the Flute like he plays @ 1:20 Ive noticed A LOT of Little things like that (by Everyone in the Band) as their Tour has went along & they're getting better & Used to Bigger Crowds