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Tap Your Toes To Fitz And The Tantrums’ Lively Beats


Hailing from Los Angeles, Fitz and The Tantrums were formed in 2008. Their debut studio album, Pickin' Up the Pieces, released in August 2010, made them one of Rolling Stone’s Band to Watch.


Much like their debut, Fitz and the Tantrums’ second album, More Than Just a Dream, relies on the chemistry between co-vocalists Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs. Fitzpatrick leads the vocals, while Scaggs' charm adds an extra layer of fun.

The six-piece Los Angeles group, dives into different eras of pop music to find the sound of More Than Just a Dream. There is everything between Motown, hip-hop, indie rock, and electro-dance. And they blend all of that wonderfully.

More than Just a Dream draws out the band’s ‘80s synth-pop fixation. The album’s first single and opening track, “Out of My League,” is a pleasurable piece of pop and a clear homage to the to the dance music of the ‘80s. The tracks “6AM,” “Break the Walls,” and ‘Spark” are certain to develop into hit singles with their fun beats and lively choruses.

You can hear Fitz and the Tantrums on Sound Waves from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on WFIT 89.5 fm.