Nothing Left But the Leaving
A statement of purpose and direction. A stake for identity. And a rumble that knocks you on your ass. Cut in roughly 12 hours almost entirely live on the floor and produced by Travis Huisman, NLBTL is a labor of love in all it's glorious imperfections and heartfelt solos. This is the sound of a band coming of age, whatever age that may be, and showing everyone exactly why they plan on sticking around. 'Iowa four-piece Fitzgerald has been together less than a year, but their debut CD, 'Nothing Left But The Leaving,' is solid. The group consists of Matthew Cain (vocals, guitar), Walter Goodknight (guitar and backing vocals), Troy Ferrell (drums) and Jason Parks (bass). The ten tracks on the album were cut nearly live in the studio in 12 hours, and the stuff comes steaming out of your speakers. 'These genuine, energetic rockers have deliciously catchy riffs and screeching guitar solos, and they're seamlessly interspersed with some subtle acoustic resting points...Fitzgerald fires the listener off into high gear with raw, no-nonsense rock 'n roll. A great way to ring in the new year, and far less dangerous than screaming fireworks and girls.' -Johan Schoenmakers.