With a growing loyal fan base and a reputation for keeping the dance floor moving, The Streets on Fire has been rocking Chicago venues the Metro, Double Door, Debonair, and Empty Bottle and was recently featured on WLUW’s Razor and Die show as well as Q101’s Local 101 show.
Their debut EP, 2009’s Hot Weekend, has gained rapid attention in the Chicago music scene.
Referring to themselves as more of a collective than a band, members bring a unique set of experiences and influences. Says lead singer Chadwick, “We like to pull from infinite sources, from CB radios, to the way girls danced in the 80s, to the way people walked in the 70s.” Humor, diverse roots and the quest for a good time define the group. “We all like to dance” says Chadwick.
Tomorrow, The Streets on Fire present their first full-length album, This is Fancy. Recorded over the course of four days with the help of friends at Woohoo Studios, the band kept a foot in the past using analog recording gear and tracking to a 1” 8-track MCI tape machine. Mixed by Alex Gross at Chicago’s famed Studio 11 and with the mastering touch of Shellac’s Bob Weston, the result is a decadently tattered, high-energy sound with a retro-aesthetic appeal.
This is Fancy promises to be the evolution of a new, brash and unclassifiable sound that can only be called The Streets on Fire.