Friday, August 26, 2011

Retrocool: Fitz & the Tantrums' "Moneygrabbers"

So I just learned the term neosoul. Odd since it turns out I've been enjoying it for a while now, listening to the likes of Corrine Bailey Ray, Janelle Monae, and Mayer Hawthorne. Let's just say that anything that stands the test of time can still probably be improved upon.

Meet Fitz & the Tantrums, the hippest band you haven't heard of yet. The story goes that Michael Fitzpatrick, an L.A. musician, bought an old church organ, wheeled it home and immediately composed a song about love and loss on it. Unfamiliar musicians were introduced to each other, and like Bond inventing the Vesper at the baccarat table, a tight retro soul group was born. Here's their first single. Put on your sharkskin suit, skinny tie, and wayfarers, zip up your ankle boots and enjoy.

1 comment:

M.Lane said...

Damn. They are GREAT. Love the look. Love the song.