W.A. Fite

W.A. Fite
Courtesy James Villa Photography 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

FAMILY LIFE: New Video "Dramatics"

Check out my first video for the lead track "Dramatics" off of the upcoming album!  It took me a couple of years to compile the footage; starting with my son's birth and it rolls up to his second birthday.

The new material is based off of life with the family; and I think this video gives you insight as to what I mean...enjoy!

* also see Lyric Sheets: "Dramatics"

COMING SOON: New Full Length Album
“Builds.with.Age” by W.A. Fite
Available Winter 2012 on Hand Drawn Records
Recorded, Edited, and Produced by Dustin Blocker 2012 Fite Lite Productions | Copyright 2012 Hand Drawn Records

Cover Art by Dustin Blocker  | Copyright 2012 Hand Drawn Records

Friday, August 24, 2012


Album: Builds.with.Age
Track: 1

New Full Length Album "Builds.with.Age"
Available Winter 2012 on Hand Drawn Records

Friday, August 17, 2012

COMING SOON: New Album | Builds.with.Age

COMING SOON: New Full Length Album
"Builds.with.Age" by W.A. Fite
Available Winter 2012 on Hand Drawn Records

Cover Art by Dustin Blocker
Copyright 2012 © Hand Drawn Records LLC

Friday, December 23, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Bing Crosby Works Here?

Well, its 2 days till Christmas and the taste of Bing Crosby and pumpkin pie is nearly palatable. Sitting in a white-washed office building the air conditioning unit whirls resonate like the reverb off a cheap sound machine.

Am I at work? Why is no one else here?
Is the building even open today, or am I in trouble for being here? Perhaps the lights will go off and I’ll slip out to the recesses of the parking garage. But damn, the parking garage is cold, and if I forget my car keys I’ll be stuck on the 2nd Floor until after New Year’s Eve.

Did I buy enough presents? I must have forgotten someone.
Will anyone give me a gift? Wait, it’s not about the giver; it’s the whole receiver thing.

Wait, there’s someone else here! I hear them.
They’re talking about their grandparents and their travel plans. How is this possible? Are they speaking to me? There must be more people in the building, hidden from my cube. I can never see over this wall.
A low voice wafts through the air duct, "That is quite enough for the day."  I wrestle on a jacket, pick up my bag and head to the 2nd Floor.

As I round the parking garage stairwell the voice hits once more, "Happy Holidays" it says.  I agree.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Forest is Dark and The Wolves are Keen

Dana and Rita, they sit in the dark, they play with their hands, their giggles are sparse.
They fear what they know, but what's worse is they don't - have enough knowledge to fear what they don't.

Perhaps it is youth, perhaps it is luck, that gets them to safety, that helps them to run.
Whatever it is, it's best just to say, "Don't go in the forest when you want to go play."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


W.A. gets a Tumblr...glorious!


Artwork by Dustin Blocker.
Copyright Hand Drawn Records 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In the Haze of Sleep

In the Haze of Sleep
by W.A. Fite

The sleep deprived nature of my days spin quickly to thoughts of restless nights, awakened by the slightest of happenings and sometimes through the lack of such. Flicks of false rain trickling in a loop of a sound-machine. The brown haze of burned up sod speaking in a voiceless sigh as if to beckon me back out into the yard…again.

Sure, duty and recklessness rarely extend themselves during the same times, yet as opposites, they also rarely collide.

Why do my bushes die when I water them so fervently? Why do some men live when they treat their bodies to rough violences and self-degradation?

These are the questions that wind into that flicker rained loop. And as the windy drops grow more false with wakened thought, so do my boundless days.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oklahoma Gazette's Review: "Poisoning the Medicine Tree"

Neither here nor there

W.A. Fite lives in Dallas, but he’s signed to the Dallas/OKC record label Hand Drawn Records. His “Poisoning the Medicine Tree” is an album of gritty electronic pop with a modern-rock singer over it. He follows a less-traveled path through electronic music: This is not the subtle indie pop of The Postal Service, the sunshiny pop of Owl City, or dance-oriented electro. This is forceful, rock-oriented, electronic music that sort of sounds like the pseudo-electronic experiments of Bush (“Glycerine”), thanks to both the vocals and the song structures. “Beating Thomas Best” and “Jack” are immediate standouts, while the mellower “Carney’s Lake” kicks off the quieter, more experimental back half. “That Ain’t the Way” is a piano rumination, showing his diversity.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WATCH THIS: W.A. Fite - Carney's Lake

W.A. Fite
"Carney's Lake"
Poisoning the Medicine Tree

Hand Drawn Records / El Villa Films
Fite Lite Productions © 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

PICTURE SHOW: Carney's Lake Video Shoot

Yesterday's video shoot for "Carney's Lake" went off great, with overcast Texas skies and filthy pond water. Initial looks into James Villa's viewfinder show this one will make a clean addition to the videologue.

Photo Courtesy James Villa Photography

Snapshots by Darell Blocker