By Dave Herrera | Aug. 12, 2016 | 7:06 p.m.
Three members of Five Iron Frenzy have a new band called the Fast Feeling.
In case you missed it, our old pals in FIF announced that Leanor Ortega Till, Scott Kerr and Andy Verdecchio — also known as the saxophonist, guitarist and drummer of Five Iron Frenzy — have a new band called the Fast Feeling.
According to the Fast Feeling’s fundraising page on Indiegogo, Ortega Till, who’s handling vocals on the new project, and Scott Kerr began writing songs together last year. The new tunes were promising enough that Verdecchio hopped on board, and so did Matt Langston of Eleventyseven.
The outfit posted “Break,” one of its first new songs on Bandcamp, and the synth-driven song is a complete departure from the skacore of the members’ main group.
The new quartet has established a goal of $8,600, and so far 37 backers have contributed $1,443, which amounts to 17 percent of the overall goal. You can expect that number to grow in short order as soon as word makes its way around the web.
While the new band’s goal is considerably more modest, the members of Five Iron, as you might remember, are crowdfunding veterans. In 2011, the group launched Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $30,000 in two months. With an hour they reached that threshold. By the time the campaign concluded, the Denver-based band raised $207,980 with the help of 3,755 benefactors.
Five Iron Frenzy, meanwhile, has shows in Chicago and St. Louis this weekend.