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Fitz And The Tantrums On World Cafe
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:00:00 -0400
It all started with the 88 keys of an old organ. Frontman Michael Fitzpatrick recalls his ex-girlfriend hurriedly phoning him about the instrument for sale next door, and when Fitzpatrick finally got it home that night, the first pieces of the soon-to-be single "Breaking the Chains of Love" began to form. As he put it, "sometimes, the music gods just give it to you."
Add five musicians, plenty of touring, and a sets of songs that sound straight out of the classic days of Motown, and you've got a pretty good description of Fitz and The Tantrums. The Los Angeles group's latest, Pickin' Up The Pieces, was released this past August.
This World Cafe segment originally aired Feb. 17. Copyright 2011 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.
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