History Music / IFightDragons

21st Dec '16 6:53:49 PM darkchiefy
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I Fight Dragons is a {{Chiptune}} rock band from Chicago, formed in 2008. They are notable for combining chiptune music with their standard instruments, and for reprogramming old-school game controllers (like NES Game Pads, Power Pads, {{GameBoy}}s, and RockBand guitars, among others) and playing them as instruments during live shows. They were signed with Photo Finish/Atlantic records from 2010 to 2012, but currently work independently.

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I Fight Dragons is a {{Chiptune}} rock band from Chicago, formed in 2008. They are notable for combining chiptune music with their standard instruments, and for reprogramming old-school game controllers (like NES Game Pads, Power Pads, {{GameBoy}}s, and RockBand guitars, among others) and playing them as instruments during live shows. They were signed with Photo Finish/Atlantic records Finish/Creator/AtlanticRecords from 2010 to 2012, but currently work independently.
15th Sep '16 2:56:11 PM Fluid
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* IdealHero: The shortcomings of this character type are discussed in "No One Likes Superman Anymore".
9th Feb '16 4:23:30 AM Akriloth2160
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* CutSong: They recently released ''[=DEMOlition=]'' which consists of 12 demos that didn't make it onto ''KABOOM!''
* DevelopmentHell: On a vlog, Brian told an anecdote of how he made a demo track with Greg Wells that their label at the time loved, and a asked Brian to write a song to it. Each version he came up with was rejected by the label as "not being a hit," eventually going through over 18 versions and 7 co-writers over the next year and a half until all parties involved gave up on the track. Brian's last version, "It's Not Me, It's You" was a very blunt "screw you" to the label for making him rewrite the song so many times.
** The MusicVideo to "cRaZie$" experienced some of this, with the band being forced to change effects designers late in production.



* MoneyDearBoy: The subject of "Money", obviously.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The Invoked as the subject of "Money", obviously.
15th Oct '15 12:48:10 PM Spaghetti725
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: This band has gone all over the scale. They've gone from uber-idealistic power anthems ("The Geeks Will Inherit The Earth", "Save World Get Girl", "Time to Fly", etc.) to expressions of distrust and disillusionment with the world ("Money", "Pretend", "My Way", "Eighteen", etc.), but a lot of their tracks also take a central approach, exploring how the world can suck, but it's still worth it to keep powering on.
30th Aug '15 9:17:26 PM Silver964
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* RockOpera: The band has announced that their next album will have a concept and story.

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* RockOpera: The band has announced that their next first 10 tracks of the band's second album will have "The Near Future" tell the story of an eighteen year old boy who saves a concept and story.girl from another world.
30th Aug '15 9:07:59 PM Silver964
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They currently have released two [=EPs=] and one full-length album, with many individual songs released through their mailing list.

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They currently have released two [=EPs=] and one two full-length album, albums, with many individual songs released through their mailing list.




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** ''[=The Future Imperfect=]'' (2014) - A collection 10 demos written for The Near Future but didn't make the cut.



* Bill Prokopow (vocals, keyboards, NES, {{SNES}}, NES Advantage, NES Power Pad, NES Zapper, Rockband Guitar)


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* Bill Prokopow (vocals, keyboards, NES, {{SNES}}, NES Advantage, NES Power Pad, NES Zapper, Rockband Guitar)
2nd Mar '15 1:42:45 PM Sharkemental
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* TitleTrack: "Welcome To The Breakdown" and "KABOOM!" {{Averted}} with ''Cool Is Just A Number''.

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* TitleTrack: "Welcome To The Breakdown" and "KABOOM!" {{Averted}} with ''Cool Is Just A Number''.Number'' and ''The Near Future''.
9th Dec '14 6:55:03 PM Sharkemental
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* ''The Near Future'' (2014) - Their second album. Tells the story of a eighteen year old boy who meets a girl from another world.

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* ''The Near Future'' (2014) - Their second album. Tells the story of a eighteen year old boy who meets saves a girl from another world.


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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: The girl]] in ''The Near Future''. [[spoiler: She briefly dies after the three escape from the complex, but the boy brings her back to life.]]
9th Dec '14 3:27:29 PM Sharkemental
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* ''The Near Future'' (2014) - Their second album and their first concept album.

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* ''The Near Future'' (2014) - Their second album and their first concept album.
album. Tells the story of a eighteen year old boy who meets a girl from another world.
9th Dec '14 11:59:36 AM Sharkemental
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* ''The Near Future'' (2014) - Their second album and their first concept album.
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