Fixtures – The Great Tequila Flood of 2000-2018
If you are like me right now, you really need a positive up-tempo romp to boost your energy level. Enter Brooklyn band Fixtures and The Great Tequila Flood of 2000-2018 (seen/heard here), and start dancing! Flood is the second single from Fixtures’ just released six-song EP, Weak Automatic (December 4, 2020).
Fixtures have been making music since at least 2015, honing their sound from the heartbeat of their city. Rock energy and pop chops, combine with punk influences to garner a sound that is both familiar and completely foreign. I personally love the inclusion of Jules Block’s saxophone. It adds a texture that is mostly lost in rock bands but certainly adds to the mood here. Jules is the newest member of Fixtures and I hope they keep him around. Other bandmates include K. Liakos (vox/guitars), Jay McGuire (bass), Alain Paradis (guitar/vocals/ keys), and Robin Fowler (drums/percussion). Fixtures have a raw feel, that helps pump up the energy level of their sound. If you aren’t moving while you listen, I’m simply stunned. I can’t help myself!
The bad news is that it is hard to find any really good current information on Fixtures. There is no website, a Facebook page that hasn’t been updated since 2018, and their bandcamp.com site, which is as current as it gets. Their label has sent out nice promotional information regarding the band’s latest EP, but other than that, you will be lucky to find anything. Other than raw talent, the success of a band is about marketing, using the current social networks to link to each other as well as a website, or at minimum the label’s website, that links to everything as well. That’s too bad because Fixtures deserves to be heard!
You can (and should!) pick up the band’s music, by heading up to their bandcamp.com site.
Note: With Covid-19 still around, probably to be with us for some time, artists like Fixtures and many others need your purchases to keep their heads above water. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. –Vodka