Here’s an acoustic version of Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”, one of our favorite songs from last year. The video was recorded live in the SiriusXM studios.
Fitz & the Tantrums are an American soul group from Los Angeles, California. Fitz & the Tantrums were founded by Michael Fitzpatrick, who had begun writing soul music for a solo project on an old church organ he had purchased. He added friend James King to the group as an arranger and soon after expanded the band to a seven-piece, including several horns. Fitzpatrick shares the vocal duties with Noelle Scaggs. Other members include Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna, and John Wicks.
I was introduced to Shayna Zaid & The Catch from a gentleman I work with, her father. After giving it a listen a few months ago, I recently recognized her song, Morning Sun, featured on the Ford Edge commercial aired during the Superbowl. I look forward to hearing more great things from Shayna.
Blending elements of folk, indie pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and cabaret, Shayna Zaid & The Catch’s sound occupies a place in music that bridges a new gap between the milieu of genres. They have drawn comparisons to Nickel Creek, Feist, Macy Gray, Gogol Bordello and A Fine Frenzy. Zaid’s dynamic stage presence, her powerful smoky voice and her playful jazzy swagger lends an enchanting display amidst a refreshing acoustic soundscape – an equation made up of drummer Christopher Heinz, violinist and mandolinist Yan Izquierdo, guitarist Andrew Baird and bassist Fred Gerantabee.
Supplement to a previous post by Michael.
Off their new album ‘Mine is Yours’ out 1/25/11.