The Prizefighter Beat

by The Prizefighters

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Coming in hot following the 2019 release of the internationally-acclaimed Firewalk LP, The Prizefighters are back in action with the release of a new digital single.

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The A side, “The Prizefighter Beat,” is a scorching ska stomper encouraging everyone to get groovin’ to the beat.

On the B side, “A Fistful of Credits” reimagines the main theme from Disney’s The Mandalorian as a menacing Spaghetti Western reggae number, harkening to a style made famous in the 1960s by legendary acts such as Lee Perry and the Upsetters.

“The Prizefighter Beat” traces its roots all the way back to the band’s origins in 2006. One of the very first Prizefighters songs written, the unofficial theme song had been pushed into the dustbin of time. Resurfacing every few years as a what-else-do-we-know-how-to-play encore, the song quickly became an inside joke between the band and their fans. “Play the Prizefighter Beat!” became a crowd mantra on the same level as that dude who yells about Freebird from the dancefloor.

In late 2019, a longtime fan and friend of the band was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. As someone who has been cheering us on since 2006, and the most vocal supporter of playing “The Prizefighter Beat,” the band wanted to make good on 14 years of this odd infatuation. The band cleaned up the song’s loose ends, patched up the holes, and finished actually writing the entire song, and the result is sparkling, stomping dance track finally ready to step out from the shadows and into the spotlight.

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released March 13, 2020

Aaron Porter - guitar, lead vocal
Jordan Porter - bass, backing vocals
Eric Whalen - drums
Jorge Gil - piano, organ, melodica
Tony Beaderstadt - trombone
Courtney Klos - tenor saxophone, backing vocals

Recorded at Future Condo Recording, Minneapolis, MN
February 2020
Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by John Miller

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Track Name: The Prizefighter Beat
People get ready, we're in for a fight
You don't need no gun, no you don't need no knife
Listen to me, this is all that you need
A fire in your soul, and the soles on your feet

Let's get a bit rockin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everybody is stompin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Let's get a bit movin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everybody is groovin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Answer to no one except for yourself
Fight by my side and I'll drink to your health
This ain't a brawl but it sure is a fight
We work hard all day so we can dance all night

Let's get a bit rockin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everbody moon stompin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Let's get a bit movin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everybody is groovin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Let's get a bit rockin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everbody moon stompin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Let's get a bit movin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah
Everybody is groovin'
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Let's get a bit rockin'
Rockin' Rock to the beat
Everbody moon stompin'
Stompin' Stomp to the beat
Let's get a bit movin'
Movin' Move to the beat
Everybody is groovin'
Groovin' Groove to the beat

Yeah Yeah Yeah

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