I hadn't even heard of them until I was away last weekend. I was sitting in the back of M's Range Rover when a super catchy song came on the radio. I was all "shhh shhh stop talking, I'm trying to Shazam the song!" Well I Shazam-ed it and it was Out of My League and now I'm crushing pretty hard on Fitz & The Tantrums.
Did you ever see High Fidelity? There's that scene where John Cusack is being all earnest and making a mix tape for his ex (because mix tapes are super cool and you can always get your ex back with a mix tape. Duh.). He says there are a lot of rules:
"The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules."
Okay, so I don't know all of the rules. But, if you know me, you know that I know what I like. And I like dance music and I like indie pop (and I really really like British indie pop). And I think they belong in the same playlist, even if that breaks the rules.
I made a playlist and I'm calling it "Best Ever." Maybe I exaggerate. Maybe. Maybe not. I mean, I know what I like.
I don't think this is a running playlist. However, I'm pretty confident that this would be a great travel playlist. Not so much an airplane playlist. But definitely a walking around the city playlist.
Of course, Fitz & The Tantrums made the list.