Mikey Dees, frontman of the Olympia punk band Fitz of Depression, has died, Ok Records’ Calvin Johnson confirmed to Pitchfork. A reason behind loss of life has not been revealed.
Fitz of Depression was shaped within the late ’80s by Mikey Dees, Jim Koontz, and Craig Becker. Their debut self-titled EP was launched in 1989. In 1991, the band held a profit live performance to assist Dees repay visitors tickets to keep away from jail time. Bikini Kill and Nirvana performed; it was featured within the movie Hype! A follow-up 10″ self-titled album adopted in 1993. Ok Records launched two correct albums—1994’s Let’s Give It a Twist and 1996’s Swing.
The band underwent a number of lineup adjustments over time and broke up following the discharge of Swing. They returned and carried out stay persistently lately; they not too long ago introduced plans to report a brand new album. Dees additionally performed bass within the Stuntmen.