Press & Features

 

“At first listen, the album immediately brings to mind the stadium-thumping rock anthems that propelled the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars and the Foo Fighters to stardom. But there’s much more to the EP than driving drum beats and shredding guitars. (Not that there’s anything wrong with aggressive drums and guitars!)”

-Huffington Post

 

"If you’re into bands like The Killers and Noel Gallagher & The High Flying Birds, you’re going to vibe to Max Fite"

Audible Addixion

 

"Max Fite's new album "Shake It On Down" is full of heavy, infectious riffs—and then when the vocals come in, it's equally obvious that the vocals are as polished and hook-laden as the guitars"

-Dope Cause We Said

 

"Shake It On Down pulls together rock n roll, folk and blues for a unique sound"

West Coast Rocker

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DRIVE ALL NIGHT TOUR

WE ARE MAX FITE

This Fall, Max Fite will continue their DRIVE ALL NIGHT tour, performing for crowds up and down the West Coast where they are honored to open up for Aeges and Candlebox in both Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California including many additional shows in surrounding cities.

Over the past year and a half, Max Fite has been busy touring and honing their live act. Playing over 50 shows across the length of the West Coast, South West, Colorado, Las Vegas and Texas, including three showcases at SXSW in 2018. While on the road, Max Fite has had the pleasure of opening for seasoned Seattle group The Walking Papers, The Guessing Game, Palooka, Jesse Malin, along with two shows of the L.A.M.F. tribute tour featuring Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Walter Lure (Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers) and Clem Burke (Blondie). Sharing the stage with such legendary musicians has established Max Fite as an act that can rock and entertain big crowds, captivating audiences with their songs and high energy performances.

With such a vast variety of performances under their belt, Max Fite is quickly gaining great traction and recognition in the rock world. When at home in Los Angeles, the band is focused on writing & recording new material as well as having recently produced a new music video for their upcoming single set to drop later this fall.

Through the power of music, Max Fite strives to enrich their songs with lifes' passion. Their first E.P. "SHAKE IT ON DOWN" and their upcoming singles, bring tones of rock ’n’ roll, blues and folk together, forming a striking aural experience. Acting as a road map to lifes' struggles and successes, the album showcases the art that comes out of invigorating triumph and despairing loss.  

 

Vocals, Guitar / MAX FITELSON
Bass / CARL RAETHER
Guitar / TREVOR HOWARD
Drums / MIKE SMIRNOF

MAX FITELSON

Born in Florida and raised in Seattle, Max began attending shows at a young age, becoming heavily influenced by local legends such as Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney and Pearl Jam, just to name a few. Past work includes guitar work in The High In Lows and Fire and the Phoenix. Max transitioned to the position of singer/ songwriter out of a desire to share his experiences and tell his story. Naturally that progressed and Max Fite was formed.

CARL RAETHER

Hailing from Washington D.C., Carl has been all over the world playing for Joey Cape of Lagwagon, Superficial Saints and Christian Martucci of Stone Sour, just to name a few. Raised on the infamous punk/rock n roll scene in his hometown, Carl has long been made to be a musician. He can hold it down with the best of them and adds the swag on stage not often seen from a bass player.

TREVOR HOWARD

Best known for his band The Lungs and previous projects Thousand Watt Stare, Young Flood, and Glory Stompers, Trevor has long proved his chops as a player, performer and artist. Born in the Pacific Northwest, raised in Sweden and now based in Los Angeles he fills the perfect role filling out Max Fite with his cool tones, slick leads.

MIKE SMIRNOF

Also born and raised in Washington D.C. Mike is a drum lifer. He has toured all over the US, played on many recordings in such acts as The Deadmen, Honor By August, Spirit Animal, The Blackjacks and more. Mike hits hard as hell, has impeccable time and possesses a great deal of technical skill. Mike is a beast behind the kit.


 

“…‘Court Jester’ could have been an early Tom Petty song, full of cool rhymes, swag, and a Petty-esque drag of the final syllables on many of the vocal lines. ‘Time to Heal’ is glossed with wistful mourning as it talks about a lost relationship, and could easily be covered by any of today’s modern pop-country singers in the throes of a painful breakup or divorce.”

- Huffington Post

 
 

“'Court Jester' might be the best rocker here with its slide opener, a cool, different sounding vocal and bass and guitar locked in for a perfect plodding"

-Short and Sweet NYC

"Brilliant start for this new indie band"

The Rock Rag

"The new EP Shake It On Down by Max Fite feels like a raw take of an Oasis album with Fite’s guitars bringing out a grungier sound"

-AXS

"The first single from the new album titled “Devil in Me” is full of energetic guitar riffs and a heavy rock style" 
-Almost Real Things

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Shake It on Down

by Max Fite