Bands like Fitz and the Tantrums make writing about music simultaneously challenging and entertaining. They're just one of those acts seeping with an inescapable, practically indescribable pizzazz. From the volcanic saxophone to the tambourine funk, the Tantrums' retro element has smoothly glided from 2010's Pickin' Up the Pieces to 2013's More Than Just A Dream, released yesterday.
They've perfectly absorbed the big band soul sensations with a groove unlike any act right now. Sure, we've been seeing a wonderful influx of boy-girl leads. If Edward Sharpe's Alex Ebert and Jade Costrinos take the medal for best indie folk duo, Of Monsters and Men's Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Porhallsson assume best indie pop duo, the Tantrum's Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs undoubtedly win the best indie soul couple.
This Throwback Thursday, allow us to bring you into a lovely Friday transition with some modernized Motown grooves. We got the chance to witness The Tantrums firsthand back in 2010 in Atlantic City. Sit back and let Scagg's sassy, tambourine driven steps and Fitzpatrick's nostalgic blue suit catapult you into a concert you wish you'd been a part of.