Fight From Above: Smokestacks (acoustic)
Every day when I jump on the road to work, my commute takes me on a road down that curves down by the beach through a small corridor of refineries and waste treatment plants. Daily, I drive past two looming painted smokestacks – and it sends my mind quickly shooting toward this track, “Smokestacks”, that I had discovered recently via Los Angeles group – FIGHT FROM ABOVE.
We first heard from FFA when they played a show with local artists Chance & the Choir a few years back at the Whiskey out on the Sunset Strip. Around the time they were releasing their first EP, “It’s Just Something To Say” and gathering some momentum and a core following around town. We managed to catch them again live out at rock fixture Paladinos in the SFV not too long after that, and it was as expected – another solid and enjoyable performance.
FIGHT FROM ABOVE is now back with their debut full length album “L.A. Kids”, a single – “Between the Curves”, and a new quality video to show this time around. The momentum is building as they’ve gained the attention of a local radio show on a national ‘gatekeeper’ radio station here in LA and have hit cutting edge gaming-meets-music site, thesixtyone.com, in a full sprint. Both new singles have performed incredibly upon arrival out of the gate at the groundbreaking new media site.
Witnessing the band outside of the rock backdrop allows one to see this introspective group of musicians through their acoustic performances. FFA performed sans-electric recently on the Hawk show here in LA (video seen below) and are currently giving away the featured single, ‘Smokestacks’ for free in acoustic format at their website.
“We hate L.A., we love L.A. It’s similar to how we feel about our own lives,” says Justin Miner, lead singer . “We wanted to try to capture that feeling on the record and claim the parts of the city we love for our own.”
Why don’t you put that in your pipe and smoke it?
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