Fitz and the Tantrums are not taking their sweet time. The band played their first show in late 2008, now they are on the verge of becoming a phenomenon. The L.A.-based six-piece finds inspiration in old Motown and Stax recordings, but delivers the sound with a modern update. Pickin’ Up the Pieces is the band’s debut album. It was recorded in Fitz’s living room, partially because they wanted to capture the energy that came out of the space from their rehearsals and because the band didn’t have enough money to rent a studio. The band’s energy carries the release, as well as into their live shows, as some of you may have witnessed at this year’s WYEP Summer Music Festival.