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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fitz and the Tantrums on Morning Sessions

Tune in at 9:20 a.m. Friday as Fitz and the Tantrums bring their dapper funk and soul to Morning Sessions. The Los Angeles-based band built its sound around keyboard and saxophone.

"The concept at the beginning was to make a big record, a wall of sound, an homage to Phil Spector, but to do it without guitars," Fitz says. They also did it without a budget, recording their debut album, Pickin' Up the Pieces, in Fitz' living room.

"We didn’t have any money and we just had a credo of trying to let the room be a part of the sound of the record," he says. The result is a DIY-approach to blue-eyed soul that will start your weekend off right.

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