A Fight to the Death is Avant-Western-Americana-Gypsy music built with Latin and Mediterranean rhythms, surf twang, and melodies fit for lonely midnight drives through the desert.
Jezebel Magazine named our "Gesture of a Gentleman" LP one of the top 10 Atlanta releases in 2010!
The press says:
"On their first album, A Fight to the Death might have been more notable for their unique mix of styles (Americana, jazz, gypsy, Latin) than they were for their songs. Not so much anymore. This time around, that disparate blend of influences has coalesced into some pretty amazing tracks. Personal favorites are “Echoes,” “Scissors,” and “Grant Park.” At their best, they combine the strongest qualities of Murder by Death (dusty barroom narratives) with those of Beirut (seamless combination of exotic styles)." - LittleAdvances.com
"Organ and accordion over bass and harmonized vocals make the record incredibly easy to listen to and invites the listener to delve deep. It’s not simply summer pop, but it’s not the late night cry yourself to sleep sort of release either. Sing along or listen closely; this is one CD which should be tried out by a wide and varied audience as many people will enjoy different complementary parts of A Fight to the Death and its latest release of Gesture Of A Gentleman." - Atlanta Music Guide, 6/1/10
“…an array of accordions, honky-tonk pianos, and Romanian rhythms, sun-stroked telecasters supply the album’s cinematic ether, electing the group as the most likely candidate to have scored the notoriously soundtrack-barren No Country for Old Men. A sepia-toned album of stark confrontations, Afttd sees itself through to its own bittersweet conclusions, and despite the band’s Atlanta home-base, A Fight to the Death’s cosmopolitan sound should guarantee it enough ammunition to nourish its internationally-sized ambitions.” - Flagpole Athens, 9/24/08
“AFTTD sees Bargamain’s gorgeous songwriting surrounded by a very talented band that seems to compliment him perfectly and results in a tasty flavour of nu-Americana.” - OhmPark.org, 10/07/08
“…A Fight to the Death crafts epic, filmic Morricone-esque pop scores…” - Creative Loafing, 9/01/08