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Fitz and the Tantrums “More Than Just a Dream” – Album Review

Elektra Records (2013)

After the runaway success of their debut album Pickin’ Up the Pieces, retro-soul act Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a unique challenge. Retro acts draw their popularity from drawing upon the emotions and feelings of so-called glory days, but the flip side of this double-edged sword is that if the sound in question went out of vogue once, it will do so again, eventually. Fitz had to find […]


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She & Him “Volume 3” – Album Review

Merge (2013)

When you think about it, She & Him are a near-perfect combination. Take Zooey Deschanel, the geeky/adorable television star of New Girl and the not-so-secret crush of the majority of young guys; pair her up with indie music veteran M. Ward; and get them playing a blend of original and cover songs with a distinct retro-pop feel (complete with very wet echo-chamber reverb). The result is She & Him, an […]