A Furious Heavyweight

July 18th, 2012

FuriousGrace is one of the best players on Figment.  Why?  Because her bands are so multi-layered and well realized that you half expect them to walk right off their band page and strike up a conversation with you.  She has that incredible ability to take something that’s not real and with a quick turn of phrase breath life into it.

For a good example look no further than her band Cherry Vendetta, who not only became the first all-girl band to top the Figment Hot Albums chart, but did it four straight times.  In fact the band became so successful, that FuriousGrace was able to take one of it’s members, x-muffin-x, and make her a chart-topping solo artist as well.   And then there’s Squidbitchez, who took us through the pains of drug addiction, made us glad they came out the other side, and scored a #1 single to boot.  Get the picture?

So how does she do it?  Well, her album covers are simple, but incredibly effective.  From the choice of font to the cover image and even the album’s title, they fit the band they’re designed for, perfectly.  Her band’s taglines (including the classic “Screw you Billy, Look who’s a rock star now!”), band bios, and album descriptions all reinforce the band’s image and believability.  In short, if someone showed you the band page for one of her bands, you’d be hard pressed to figure out they’re not real.

Add to that the 3 Figgies she’s taken home (Cherry Vendetta 1 and x-muffin-x 2), her 2nd place finish in the Visual Vitriol Contest, and her willingness to collaborate with other Figment players on albums, mash-ups, label deals and tours, and you’ve got a player with some serious chops.

But what is really special is that FuriousGrace has created several bands fronted by strong, intelligent, and empowered women.  Women who leap off the page and claim rock n’ roll as their own.  With that in mind, it’s only fitting that she have the honor of being the first female player to ever be named an Industry Heavyweight.  She joins an illustrious group of Figment players who have been named Industry Heavyweights, so congrats FuriousGrace, you deserve it!  We’ll be depositing 15,000 pieces of lucre in your account as our way of saying thanks for all of your hard work.

We’d also like to thank formerwageslave for all of the great work he’s done over the past few months as an Industry Heavyweight.

7 Responses to “A Furious Heavyweight”

  1. theHoseman Says:

    Well deserved FuriousGrace! Eric hit the nail on the head…your bands and everything about them have an incredible feel of realism as well as a real sense of depth. I always look forward to what you will sling our way and with each release I am reminded of your ability to knock it out of the park!

  2. frizbee Says:

    Yeah! Go, Gracey!

  3. poppinfresh Says:

    That’s awesome! FuriousGrace is a very thoughtful player, and she’ll make an excellent Heavyweight.

  4. algoreyou Says:

    So deserved. Congrats FuriousGrace!

  5. TMTYTF Says:

    I still don’t know how she does it. Her bands really do come to life. Kudos FuriousGrace!

  6. Furious Grace Says:

    Oh wow guys! I have been busy with work and such and to come back to this is a wonderful surprise! Thanks and I’ll do my best to wear the mantle proudly!

  7. formerwageslave Says:

    Congrats, Graceness! <3

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