Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Arizona Rock Band’s Let Me In Produced By Industry Veteran Stephen Short

Flagstaff, AZ—Rock band Fight The Quiet is returning with their third album, Let Me In, a set of brand new songs (due out March 2, 2010) that showcase the group’s knack for soaring melodies and riveting hooks, as well as the heart of a young band with unlimited potential. Brought in to tap into that potential was industry veteran and two-time Grammy-winning producer Stephen Short (Augustana, This World Fair).

“The journey that Stephen began to take us on was more of self-discovery than I expected,” said front man Nathan James. “The goal was to find an identity within the group.”

For that “self-discovery, Fight the Quiet wrote about 40 songs, many of which they cut with Short, and some that they recorded on their own. Six of those songs are what ultimately made it to this recording, representing the best of the best of Fight the Quiet’s newfound identity. And what Fight the Quiet delivers on Let Me In is more than just a catchy verse and chorus within each song. “We were committed to creating something accessible to all listeners,” Nathan said. “And I believe we have held true to that commitment.”

Fight the Quiet was founded in 2004 by James (vocals/guitar) and Tim Dohse (bass/backing vocals), while Nathan was still a senior in high school. The band then officially emerged in 2006 with their debut album, Lessons in Vanity, which instantly garnered radio airplay on 300 stations, and had songs featured on MTV’s The Real World, Road Rules, and RWRR Challenge; as well as for SBK ’07 for Xbox 360.

This instant success led to showcase opportunities as Fight the Quiet performed at Summerfest in 2006 with Jacks Mannequin; at Santa Fe Muzik Fest in 2007 and Aspen Ave. Music Festival in 2008 as headliners; and at the Red Gorilla Fest during SXSW in 2006 and 2007. After adding guitarist Chris Wargo in 2006, Fight the Quiet recorded and released The Porcelain EP, and the lead single from the EP was featured on Clear Channel’s NEW! Program.

In addition, helping to shape the unique sound of Fight the Quiet is their extremely wide range of influences, from hard edged alternative like Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters and Saosin to heavier (Finch, Underoath) to more pop (Blink 182, The Killers) to more laid back (Death Cab For Cutie) while also paying homage to classic acts like U2, Guns ‘N’ Roses and The Beatles.

And like some of those acts, Fight the Quiet is looking at its goals in long-term fashion. ”Our desire with this album is to have a piece of work that, when people hear it, they know that we aren't going to disappear any time soon,” says Nathan. “We're in this for the long run and I guess you could call Let Me In our resume. It's time to take it to the next level.”

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