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I Fight Dragons is a rock band from Chicago. Their music is a combination of pop/rock with chiptune, featuring electronic sounds made using Nintendo Game Boys and Nintendo Entertainment Systems. To date they have released one full length album: 2011's "KABOOM!" which came out on Photo Finish / Atlantic Records. In addition, they have also released two EPs, 2009's Cool Is Just a Number and 2010's Welcome to the Breakdown. Their music has been featured on Nintendo Video as well as on the WWE. They have toured the USA with mc chris and Whole Wheat Bread in 2009, 3OH!3, Cobra Starship, and Travie McCoy in 2010, The Protomen in 2011, and they were on the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour. Starting November 1, 2012, they will have their first national headlining tour, "The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour" with openers MC Lars and Skyfox. From 2010 until 2012 they were signed to Photo Finish / Atlantic Records, but as of fall 2012 they won their release from the label. . I Fight Dragons appeared on the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour in the US and Canada.
In Early 2012, Nintendo commissioned a 3D Music Video for their song "Save World Get Girl" which is as of October 2012 the most viewed video of all time on Nintendo Video on the Nintendo 3DS. Other videos in the series included videos from The Shins, OK GO, Death Cab For Cutie, and Skrillex
"The Geeks Will Inherit The Earth" from I Fight Dragons debut full length album KABOOM! received heavy airplay on Denver alternative rock station KTCL, reaching the No. 1 spot in December 2011
I Fight Dragons was named one of Alternative Press's '100 Bands To Watch' in their 2011 '100 Bands To Watch' issue.
I Fight Dragons was named The Best Emerging Chicago Artist of 2009 by The Deli Chicago, the Chicago branch of the national music website, The Deli Magazine. The award was based on three categories of votes: writers for the site, 6 independent jurors, and an online poll.
In May 2009, I Fight Dragons won the Chicago Metromix Rock 'n' Vote contest, Metromix's annual search for the best new Chicago band. The contest was based on three rounds: a curated first round by Metromix writers, an online voting round, and a live show with the final four bands. I Fight Dragons won the final round with over 50% of the audience votes.
Their self-released debut EP, “Cool Is Just A Number,” charted nationally at No. 169 on the CMJ College Radio charts, and has been featured across Commercial Radio formats in Chicago, on Alternative Rock (Q101), Top 40 (101.9 The Mix), and Independent Rock (93 XRT). Also, their song "Heads Up Hearts Down" has been in rotation on alternative rock station KTCL in Denver since October, 2009, reaching the No. 5 spot as of February 1, 2010.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments