Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1, in 2009, but as with most bands, it was their later albums that really garnered attention. Following their 2010 album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces (which featured retro hit “Moneygrabber”), was More Than Just a Dream, which was released in 2013. The title of this album also happened to be a song lyric from their catchy indie hit “Out of My League.” The single quickly became ubiquitous as it hit radio waves with its happy melody and simple lyrics. This year, Fitz & the Tantrums released their third and self-titled album featuring the quirky single “HandClap.” The song quickly became a fan favorite and was featured in Fiat’s “Room for Five” as well as the top of Clio’s Top TV Commercials Chart (the latter is attributed to Shazam tags, downloads sold, and streams, according to Nielsen Music). Not surprisingly, the single was also #1 on Billboard in August. “I can make your hands clap” — why, yes, Fitz & the Tantrums, you certainly can. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Revolution Live. The venue is located at 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $28.50 in advance and $32 the day of the show. Visit jointherevolution.net.
In the midst of Auto-Tuned rap and bubble-gum indie pop comes the eclectic sextet Fitz & the Tantrums. The Los Angeles band emerged with its five-song EP,