Fit For Hounds

Fit For Hounds

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandRockPop

Seattle based Fit For Hounds bring together crafty hooks, grandiose synths and crunchy guitars to form an unforgettable Artistic Power-Pop sound. Charismatic rockers Fit For Hounds use an awesome stage presence, stand-alone songs, and a diverse yet cohesive set to entertain any group!

Biography

Seattle based Fit For Hounds bring together crafty hooks, grandiose synths and crunchy guitars to form an unforgettable Artistic Power-Pop sound. Charismatic rockers Fit For Hounds use an awesome stage presence, stand-alone songs, and a diverse yet cohesive set to entertain any group!

Watch FFH Live Performance Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHGt62zY094&feature=related

Fit For Hounds (FFH) was founded by Bill Conrad Doerrfeld in December 2009. Following a 3-month sojourn in the Guatemalan wilderness, Doerrfeld came home with a strong redefined purpose in mind- to form a band with guitarist sister Alicia Doerrfeld. Scott Sherman met Alicia Doerrfeld while playing guitar with her in the pit of a high school production of Jesus Christ Superstar (in which Bill starred as Jesus). He later joined FFH on bass after Bill nonchalantly asked. Trained on drums, vocals, piano, trumpet, and self-taught on guitar and bass, and without any other purpose besides crafting tunes, Bill Doerrfeld began to lock himself in a suburbian cave for days on end, recording demos in lonely euphoric solitude. Doerrfeld subconsciously choose to emulate the bands he's loved since youth- The Strokes, The Killers, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Death From Above 1979, The Hives, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Thermals, Radiohead, and a wide variety of others. He also decided to incorporate 70s/80s sounding synth pads into the Dance-Rock mix, such synth-pad sounds reminiscent of Europe, Abba, New Order, Depeche Mode, and others. He choose the name "Fit For Hounds" from Shakespeare's Ceasar: - perhaps a nod to his love of acting and classical greek history. When Brutus decides that Caesar's ambitions necessitate his assassination, he says, "Let's kill him boldly, but not wrathfully; let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods, not hew him as a carcass fit for hounds." Using a tasteful blend of different musical influences, Fit For Hounds has truly crafted an original full sound. Fit For Hounds emerged into Seattle to become 2011 Soundoff! Finalists, receiving 3rd place and two Soundoff! Audience Response Awards from the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Since then, they have consistently played all types of all-ages and 21+ venues in the Northwest, have had prime-time radio play on 107.7 The END’s “Locals Only,” Rainy Dawg Radio (University of Wash.) and KSUB 89.1 (Seattle University). They have had a feature article in the Stranger, and have had additional press in Queen Anne View, The Daily (University of Washington), The Issaquah Reporter, Issaquah Press, and Patch.com. Fit For Hounds is currently recording their 2nd EP with Rowdy Gleason at the Vera Project in Seattle, and previously recorded their first E.P. with Aaron Bowley of Aaron Bowley Studios in Bellevue. They are preparing for their first professional full-length album, which they plan to be engineered by Chris Rahm of Robert Lange Studios. They have released 2 E.P.s and 1 Full-length home-album, which can all be listened to and downloaded for free online (Bandcamp). They live in Seattle and plan on moving in to a shared house in summer 2012!

Testimonials:
"Their sound is a polished and tight Strokes/Killers/1980s-dance-influenced blend."
-Trent Moorman, The Stranger

“Eclectic and angular Seattle pop band Fit For Hounds create upbeat tunes that sit comfortably alongside bands like The Killers and Hot Hot Heat. With uber handclaps, waves of synth, vocals by Bill Conrad Doerrfeld and younger sister Alicia the band delivers the soundtrack to your next dance party.”
-EMP Soundoff!

"Fit For Hounds is polished, cohesive and has the stage presence of a band that has been performing for years"
-Samantha Grone, Patch.com

Venues Played:

Adonai Café
El Corazon
EMP Skychurch
Ground Zero
Kirkland Teen Union Builiding
Q Cafe
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle University
Showbox Sodo Lounge
Studio 7
Sunset Tavern
The Comet Tavern
The Den
The L.A.B.
The Old Firehouse
The Old Foundry
The Rat And The Raven
The Tractor Tavern
The Vera Project
Western Washington University

Notable Artists We Have Played With:

Brite Futures
Encourager
Freigms
From Indian Lakes
Harry and the Potters
K-Sera
Kithkin
Land Of Pines
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Princeton
Silicon Girls
ThEESatisfaction
The Steelwells
The Tender Box
The Violins
To The Sea
Tomten
Varnish
White Arrows
Yacht

Lyrics

Die For A Minute

Written By: Bill Conrad Doerrfeld

Verse #1
My soul is not tied down to this world
I'd like to
die for a minute
Die for a minute
Just for a minute
To see what I'm missing
You live for a second
It's shorter than you reckon'
Collect it, set it engage

Death; the great unknown
I am a soldier prone to
Die for a minute
Let's Die for a minute
Yeah, Just for a minute
to see what we're missing
Live for a second
Shorter than you reckon
Reject it set it enrage

Chorus #1
You better not rat, run, escape
A fatal crack in a fallen state
For all the minds
That long to guess their fate
It’s fair to die then rescucitate

Verse
My heart slows the flow into my head so I
Let go for a miunte
Slow for a minute
Like woah for a minute
To see what I’m missing
Bat to the head the smile the blood red
Freeform out of mind
You’ll thank me next time

Chorus #1
You better not rat, run, escape
A fatal crack in a fallen state
For all the minds That long to guess their fate
It’s fair to die then rescucitate
Follow a siren singers call
What are you here for you aren’t lost
I’ve seen that time, it runs, counter clock work
The void, the space, is where I lurk

Out of My System

Written By: Bill Conrad Doerrfeld

It may get better, and it may get worse
All goes in life surrounding lover’s little curse
I’ll get it out of my system

These bleeding hearts, my open wounds
These slashes, cuts, and bruises tell a story too
I’ll get it out of my system

Colliding trust with a snare of thorns
Your hitching days are over crave a different storm
I’ll throw it all out the window

Your velvet touch, or your steely grips?
Elusive and controlling kiss some other lips
I’ll get it out of my system

Covet it, Control it, watch it burn, light it again

You found a way
You found a way
You found a way

Covet it, Control it, watch it burn, light it again

I’ll get it out of my system
Covet it, control it, watch it burn, light it again

Horrorshock

Written By: Bill Conrad Doerrfeld

INTRO
Horrorshock, it’s so blatantly stained in my brain

VERSE
I believe that inside of me
There’s a home for you and a home for me
I believe that beyond the sea
Lies a home for you and a home for me

CHORUS
Incision my heartstring
With every beat you stir a nerve ending
Incision my heartstring
With every beat you stir a nerve ending

VERSE #2
Did you see that Beyond the Sea
Lies a grave for you and a grave for me?
Feeling weak after days of sleep
What is wrong with me?
Have I let what I could let die?

BRIDGE
Cavelights were in my vision
Deport the life I live

Hororshock, it’s so blatantly stained
Hororshock, it’s so blatantly stained

CHORUS
Incision my heartstring
With every beat you stir a nerve ending
Incision my heartstring
With every beat you stir a nerve ending
Home is where the heart stings
You prick and pull on all my extremities
Home is where the heart stings
You prick and pull on all my extremities

Lockdown

Written By: Bill Conrad Doerrfeld

VERSE
I’m a prey to indigenous thought, yeah
I’m a backward of mind
If only to let down, I’ll be there
It’s annoying to find

I’m obsessed with the air I’m breathing
Dust and fume strangling
My room is a bed in a cave now
Sensitivity

CHORUS
I’m on lockdown
I’m on lockdown
I’m on lockdown
Ah ah ah ah

VERSE
I’m a crux like the Eiffel tower
In Paris catacombs
It’s important to lie with problems involving bones

You’ll never make it 3 days in the streets
That’s what they called out to me
Vagabond having fun
Don’t care about anyone except me

CHORUS
I’m on lockdown
I’m on lockdown
I’m on lockdown
Ah ah ah ah

BRIDGE
Before you I was afraid, I was a liar
Nothing’s changed, I’m still a crook, I’m still a liar
But before you, I was afraid to create
I was afraid to create, I was afraid, I was afraid

Discography

"The Double" (EP) (2011)
"The Demos" (2011)
"Fit For Hounds" (EP) (2010)

Set List

Stalactited
Horrorshock
In Tune With Another World
What Kept Me Up Last Night
Glass Icicles
Out Of My System
Lockdown
Die For A Minute
Catacombs