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Fitz And The Tantrums On World Cafe | March 14, 2011 |

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It all started with the 88 keys of an old organ. Frontman Michael Fitzpatrick recalls his ex-girlfriend hurriedly phoning him about the instrument for sale next door, and when Fitzpatrick finally got it home that night, the first pieces of the soon-to-be single "Breaking the Chains of Love" began to form. As he put it, "sometimes, the music gods just give it to you."

 
Add five musicians, plenty of touring, and a sets of songs that sound straight out of the classic days of Motown, and you've got a pretty good description of Fitz and The Tantrums. The Los Angeles group's latest,Pickin' Up The Pieces, was released this past August. (link)
 
This World Cafe segment originally aired Feb. 17. 
 
HOUR ONE
 
Spoon "The Mystery Zone" Transference
TV on the Radio "Will Do" Nine Types of Light
Lloyd Cole "Are You Ready to be Heartbroken" Rattlesnakes
REM "Oh My Heart" Collapse Into Now
Del Amitri "Roll to Me" Twisted
Fine Young Cannibals "Good Thing" The Raw and the Cooked
Fitz and the Tantrums "Breakin the Chains of Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fitz and the Tantrums "L.O.V." Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fitz and the Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dolorean "Country Clutter" The Unfazed
Blind Faith "Can't Find My Way Home" Blind Faith
Summer Fiction "Chandeliers" Summer Fiction
Kurt Vile "In My Time" Smoke Ring For My Halo
The XX "Crystalised" XX
 
HOUR TWO
 
Suzanne Vega "Frank & Ava" Beauty & Crime 
Donovan "There is a Mountain" Greatest Hits
Chris Bathgate "No Silver" Salt Year
Chris Bathgate "Poor Eliza" Salt Year
Patty Griffin "Heavenly Day" Children Running Through
Devotchka "One Hundred Other Lovers" One Hundred Lovers
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "Codeine" Here We Rest
Eric Clapton "Mainline Florida" 461 Ocean Blvd.
Arcade Fire "Modern Man" The Suburbs
Aloe Blacc "I Need a Dollar" Good Things
Cracker "This is Cracker Soul" Cracker
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Short Dressed Gal" Carolina Chocolate Drops EP
Ian Matthews "Dirty Work" Some Days You Eat the Bear
Destroyer "Chinatown" Kaputt