Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fitz and The Tantrums sets album release date

I saw the group do a few of the new songs at NAMM last month and they all sounded great...

Fitz and The Tantrums will release More Than Just a Dream, the follow up to 2010's Pickin' Up the Pieces, on May 7. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83), it will be the band's debut release for Elektra Records. 

The album takes its title from the chorus of the release's first single, "Out Of My League."  

"The way our fans embraced us and made Pickin' Up the Pieces such a success has been far beyond anything we could have imagined," says singer Fitz.

Fitz and The Tantrums' arrival at Elektra marks a reconnection with the label's recently-appointed president Jeff Castelaz, who signed the band to their original deal at Dangerbird, the LA-based independent record label he co-founded in 2004.

"Fitz and The Tantrums' individual artistry aligns perfectly with Elektra's storied legacy and I'm thrilled that they are my first new signing here," said Castelaz.  "This band and their team are family to me, and I look forward to continuing the incredible journey we started together back in 2010."

In December, the band previewed songs from the new album in a trio of high-profile shows, opening for Jason Mraz at Madison Square Garden and playing two nights with No Doubt at LA's Gibson Amphitheatre

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