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Fight The Quiet is an alternative American rock band formed by Nathan James (lead vocals, guitar) in Flagstaff, AZ, one of many historic stops on Route 66. The lineup was completed with the addition of Christian Hayden (drums), Andy Pollitt (guitars), and Casey Reed (guitar, keyboards, vocals).
On March 2, 2010, the band independently released their first nationally acclaimed EP, Let Me In. They played 350 shows in support of the album, and graduated from dive bars to venues that host mainstream contenders such as Theory of a Deadman, Built to Spill, and Young The Giant.
Since then, they have been known for their extensive touring, marketable sound, and energetic stage presence. Their establishment has secured song placements on various TV shows such as MTV’s Real World, VH1’s Sonic Ranch and Clear Channel's 'Artists to Watch' alongside radio favorites Neon Trees and Mumford & Sons.
Fight The Quiet’s newest offering The City Below, provides the listener with a set of hip-shaking hook-laden jams that manage to rock with the pretty type notes and all the warmness a modern lover could want. Their songs are something college students can relate to. Even if you aren’t one anymore, it takes you back to those good old days when you were, it gives that feel and sense.
Working with producer J Hall in Nashville, Fight The Quiet cut a record that is not only a worthy follow-up, but also an evolution and progression within their marketable sound. The drums are as pop friendly and punchy as you could want, coupling with the bass to present a landscape for the expertly played guitars not to mention melodies and heart-felt vocals.
Highlights include the pop radio gem “All About The Beat” with its ska break-downs, the catchy upcoming single and stomping dance-party “Secrets” and the Gaslight Anthem inspired “Fireworks & Lead.”
In conclusion, this pop record has lots to offer. No reinvention here with familiar sounds but nonetheless the inclusion and influence of reggae, pop, and punk music, The City Below, is an all around musically diverse record that can be enjoyed by any fan of great music.