Fight Nice, the band, is the three-piece project of Dean Dunakin, Brian Lerch, and Tim Wanish from Chicago. These avid devotees of music have opened up their recording work together with this assemblage of songs, and they offer you the headphones.
What constitutes an album these days? Fight Nice, the album, suggests that it’s twelve original tunes, arranged by the band, recorded and mixed for maximum sonic impact on your sound system, held together by a designated piece of cover art. Nobody seems to know for sure if music even needs to be applied to a physical medium at all, but Fight Nice, the album, will fit into your collection one way or another. For their first foray into the studio, the group cleans up and bolsters their sound. The songs are given more room to stretch out here, as compared to playing them in a minimalist way live on-stage while working them up.
Fight Nice plays raucously under-control late college or alternative rock music with melodic hooks, and a decisive rhythm section. There has to be a first for everything, and Fight Nice has a passion for writing, playing, and recording music that will be manifest again on future works. As for this initial batch of songcraft… Fight Nice, the band stacks up their best riffs and tunes, and forgets to pack the filler.
This pop nugget is like a cherry on top of deeper musings about life. As you sing along and ponder, you’ll enjoy the live-in-studio energy of Fight Nice.
Stick with this song and you won’t regret the big payoff at the end. With a subtle and relentless build, Fight Nice unfolds layers of brass tacks and bottom lines.
A shameless pop song! Part of our live-in-studio series of singles, this catchy track has guitar hooks, poppin’ bass, tight drums, and a joyful mixture of infectious and tongue-twisting vocal harmonies.
In contrast to our last single, I Guess I Thought I Was Lonely hits hard with aggressive drums, heavy guitar, bass like the foundation of a skyscraper, and in-your-face vocals. This single kicks off a live-in-studio series, giving you a clean snapshot of our on-stage sound.
In our second single, Fight Nice brings you the lush and intimate ballad, Laugh at Death. Its tender, timeless sound is perfect for that last late-night slow dance, or perhaps a romantic tryst with your favorite femme fatale or man of adventure.
The single for Abbotsford is the first official release from Fight Nice. It is truly a labor of love, and just the leading edge of all the music we have waiting behind the scenes for you. Stream, share, and download all you want; we’ll keep these singles comin’.