Review: The History of Panic-Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! is a title not meant to actually condone fisticuffs but rather a call to listen to electro-pop music. Its the first release from The History of Panic and the album itself has been sometime in the making. Gerald Roesser (formerly of Pas/Cal) started the project in 1999, however he spent 10 years training with Yoda on Dagobah and then two years just making a ton of sandwiches for the homeless. True story.
The first single off the release, “The Chase”, is a successful exploration of the boy-girl duet. Leah from Lightning Love plays the “girl part” and the familiar tale begins–vocalists meet, debate the merits of physical contact, then reach a self-empowering end. It’s restrained hopefulness stretches across 3 minutes of melancholy, yet catchy, synth parts.
Trevor from Zoos of Berlin and Casimer Pascal also provide support on the album which comes out July 17th. In the meantime, do a shimmy-shimmy shake to “The Chase”.