Fitz and the Tantrums released a new single tonight — “Out of My League” — that will be familiar to Coachella fans. The indie soul-pop band debuted the single
when they hit the mainstage at Coachella in April 2012.
Fitz and the Tantrums perform on the Coachella mainstage at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio in April 2012. (Photo by Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)
It’s the first single off the band’s second album, “More than Just a Dream,” due out May 7,
as reported by Rollingstone.com:
The resulting album ventures in unexpected directions. Fitzpatrick cites new track “Out of My League” – with its blend of vintage organs and Eighties drum machines – as representative of that change in direction
Listen to it here:
Fitz and the Tantrums always like it hot — but it got downright steamy today.
And I’m not just talking about the 102-degree weather.
The Los Angeles-based soul/indie pop band worked the Coachella main stage with even more crowd interaction, energy and jumping than this Fitz fan has ever seen from them.
During “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” singers Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs slithered up to each other while working the stage, heating up to a kiss (or was it just a tease?).
Later, an extended interlude had saxophonist James King and keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna showing off their rocking skills.
Making for a more memorable set than last weekend, Fitz seemed sucked into the moment and poured water over drummer John Wicks’ head before tag teaming with Ruzumna on the keyboard.
Sure, the band worked some of the same strategies as the first time — making the crowd “get down” and debuting a song from their upcoming album — but this time they dominated that main stage.