Throw The Fight
"Rock and roll is everything," says Throw The Fight's Ryan Baustert. "To us, there's nothing else."
It's obvious by their aptly named full-length debut, In Pursuit of Tomorrow, that Baustert and his TTF collaborators have made the single-minded sacrifice to put it all on the line. It's a D.I.Y., take-no-prisoners, gritty plea to be heard, and a passionate pitch for massive audiences, all of which Throw The Fight utterly deserve. "At the end of the day," says singer James Clark, "we really feel with all the work we've put in and the music we make that we deserve this chance."
Thousands already agree; the Minneapolis quintet is on the brink of hugeness having built a passionate fanbase through several years of gripping live shows. They're a gifted bunch that has it all: work ethic, energy, ambition, and chops. Put it together and you've got the essential ingredients for success. "It's exciting right now," says Baustert, "because something new is coming up for us almost every day. Putting all that work in has finally started paying dividends."
TTF earned one of their first big breaks back in 2006 when they were voted by their fans as one of the Top 10 Unsigned Bands by Alternative Press. The accolades brought attention, and that attention bred confidence. Making AP's list had a direct impact on the band's approach. Suddenly, Throw The Fight was on the map.
They wrote and recorded an EP, which secured the band a deal with Cordless Recordings. During this time the band embarked on a search for one key missing ingredient: the perfect frontman, which ended when they found Clark, a Brit who had relocated Stateside to attend high school and college. Once Clark was brought into the fold, TTF's momentum surged. His voice