New Tim Fite – “Big Mistake”

Tim Fite, Little-T of One Track Mike fame, is dissecting a “Big Mistake.” It’s the first track off Fair Ain’t Fair, the Brooklyn-via-New Brunswick singer-songwriter’s second album for Anti-, which comes out in May. The song has a languid, cowpoke-tinged feel to it, but bubbles with various strains of bleeps and shouts streaming beneath the surface. The lyrics start out as a game of one-upmanship (“show me your reddest rose and I’ll show you one redder,” etc.) that seemingly culminate in the central hook — “Everyone gets to make one big mistake / And if you’re waitin’ on me, well I’ll guess you’re gonna have to wait” — until Fite admits he’s just waiting to fuck up “in the most spectacular way.” Musically, it makes us think of Uncle Cracker (seriously) and Eels with a slight Animal Collective inseam. We know you’ll doubt that last one, so please squint your ears when you get to the 3/4 yelps and loop-y “lie, lie, lie” hollers.

Tim Fite - 'Big Mistake'

Tim Fite – “Big Mistake” (MP3)

So what’s the dirty joke? We find those things only bring people closer.

Fair Ain’t Fair is out 5/6 on ANTI-. Tim’s also taking it on the road.

03/13 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW (ANTI- Showcase)
03/18 – Denver, Colorado @ Ogden Theatre
03/20 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ First Avenue
03/21 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ The Eagles Club
03/22 – Chicago, Illinois @ Vic Theatre
03/25 – Tulsa, Oklahoma @ Cain’s Ballroom
03/27 – Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
03/28 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
03/29 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s BBQ
04/01 – Tucson, Arizona @ Rialto Theatre
04/02 – San Diego, California @ House of Blues
04/04 – Los Angeles, California @ Wiltern Theatre
04/05 – San Francisco, California @ Warfield Theatre
04/07 – Portland, Oregon @ Mississippi Studios

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