I Fight Dragons is a rock band from Chicago,IL. IFD was formed in 2008 when singer Brian Mazzaferri and keyboards player/backing vocalist Bill Prokopow discovered the chiptune style while working on a project. The band is famous for their use of the chiptune style, which incorporates sounds found in retro video games. These sounds are made by modified Nintendo controllers and accessories such as the Game Boy. IFD released their debut EP Cool Is Just A Number in early 2009. In early 2010, they signed to Photo Finish/Atlantic Records and released their second EP Welcome to the Breakdown in late 2010. In October of 2011 they released their first full-length album KABOOM!. With help from Nintendo, the band created a music video for the track "Save World Get Girl" which launched on the 3DS Nintendo Video Channel and gained the band many new fans. The band entered the studio in late 2012 to record a companion EP for their first headlining tour, The War of Cyborg Liberation Tour, which was eventually cancelled in favor of making a second full-length album. In early 2013, IFD released a collection of demos from 2010-2011 entitled DEMOlition: Demos That Didn't Make KABOOM! The band also left their label in 2013. In addition, the band contributed a short theme song, titled "Rewind", for the 80's-inspired ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. In mid-2013, IFD revealed Project ATMA, a Kickstarter project to fund their second album The Near Future without help from a label. They raised $115,052 towards the making of the album, surpassing their goal by about $95,000. After being delayed multiple times, The Near Future was released on December 9, 2014. The album reached #5 on the Billboard Vinyl Album Charts during the week it was released. On August 7, 2017, the band announced a Patreon project, "Album Adventures," where they would use donations from fans to fund the making of their next album and beyond.
I Fight Dragons is a rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2008, consisting of Brian Mazzaferri (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, chiptunes), Packy Lundholm (harmony vocals, electric guitar), Bill Prokopow (harmony vocals, piano, chiptunes), Hari Rao (bass), and Chad Van Dahm (drums).
I Fight Dragons’ music combines pop/rock songs with original electronic sounds made using Nintendo Game Boys, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Atari 2600’s, Commodore 64’s, and more. They have toured nationally with Whole Wheat Bread and MC Chris in 2009; 3OH!3, Cobra Starship, and Travie McCoy in 2010; and The Protomen in 2011. They will also be going on the Vans Warped Tour 2012.
So far, I Fight Dragons has released two EPs and a full-length album: Cool Is Just A Number (2009), Welcome To The Breakdown (2010), and KABOOM! (2011). They are currently signed to Photo Finish / Atlantic Records.