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.
We just sent Abbotsford off to be mastered! We’ve had a series of discussions as a group about how to release our songs, examining how people consume music today and in the foreseeable future. Our knee-jerk impulse was to sit down, plan out and write/record/mix/master/release a ten to twelve song album. But really the only reason to follow that formula is because it’s the format we grew up with and became accustomed to. While we and many people love physical albums, the whole commercial music industry changed in the last decade and two-year album production just isn’t the trend.
So we’ve decided to work on a series of singles, each with their own release and artwork. That way, quality productions of our songs will get out the door, on the internets, and into peoples heads faster. It’s also reminiscent of the early days of rock, where singles were the norm. And like then, we’ll eventually collect the best of our single releases into one physical album for fans to collect and listen to all at once. Our mastering guru, Chris Hanzsek, also confirmed this as a sensible modern approach, so we’re all on board.
First up is Abbotsford, which we can release through Zen Dozer. We have many tracks recorded for several other songs, so we’ll refine those mixes, tweak our release process as we go, and keep the music flowing.