24
Jan
09

Fight From Above

Fight From Above
Kaliphornya blog has found its favorite new and upcoming band. Fight From Above is a gift to the city of LA and the great state of CA. The members are all products of their environment, being bred in this city of angels. Their new album LA kids has just dropped and it is worth the time to check it out. Their style of music according to them is Indie Rock with a twist of pop. I have seen the band live two times now and have yet to be disappointed.
I consider myself a fairly harsh critic when it comes to bands that have not made it big. I know in college I went to various shows of smaller bands trying to make it in this colossal world known as the music industry. After the show you have everyone saying how great these bands were and crowning them the next big thing. It’s funny when you go to a concert in smaller venues, everyone becomes a music critic, jumps on the bandwagon, buys the CD’s and T-shirts. Two weeks pass and the CD is a new coaster for the coffee table and the shirt is hanging in the window at the local good will store.
Seeing these bands live in college live, I was never blown away. Don’t get me wrong I have mad respect for anyone who knows how to play an instrument and puts their heart and soul into their craft. Call me a hater but there comes a time where some one has to say either you have it or you don’t.
FFA has it. I have watched them play at the Troubadour and The House of Blues, both very famous places that any band would be lucky to get a gig in. If you look at the people who played there in the past, FFA is in great company. As far as I am concerned, if Biggie Smalls has rapped about a venue that you have played in (“sippin on booze in the House of Blues, I’m going back back to Cali Cali”), then that is a huge deal.
If I were to describe FFA to unlucky few who have not heard them, the first thing that pops into my mind would be a clean combination of Jimmy Eat World or New Found Glory, mixed with OAR. Take that concoction and add dashes of Green Day or Blink and you have the unique sound of FFA.
How many times have you been to a concert and left disappointed cause the headliner sounds no where near what they sound like on their CD. This band is not one of them. I believe that this is one of the few bands out there that I have heard which sounds even better live then on the album.
In a nutshell, this is the kind of music that you will throw in your stereo on a nice summers afternoon (which is almost everyday in Southern Cal) while having your closest compadres over sippin on beer with some cattle on the grill, and everyone kickin it around the pool. Simply put it makes the good times roll.

 

I picked this picture because they were standing next to tennis courts and I play tennis.

I picked this picture because they were standing next to tennis courts and I play tennis.

These guys are just a bunch of “LA kids, with faded kicks, spittin game, and turning tricks”-

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