One of the my most memorable concerts was seeing Tim Fite in Boston in 2005 opening for Iron & Wine and Calexico. Fite has uncanny strange presence and engages crowds through bizarre bits of video accompaniment and storytelling in between songs. The majority of the crowd wasn’t there to see the relatively unknown artist, but most of us left with his debut album in hand. It’s hard to categorize Fite, who has done everything from folk to hip-hop, but underneath it all is surprisingly powerful songwriting.
On March 6th, the Brooklyn artist will be releasing his third album on Anti-. According to his label, the central focus of the new album, Ain’t Ain’t Aint, “is the pain, hope and unbridled passion of one’s teenage years.” Fittingly, the first single of the album is called “We Are All Teenagers.” Have a listen below.