From the moment they took flight in 2000 with their first release, TALES OF DRUNKENNESS AND CRUELTY, The Condors knew they were on to something special -- pop songs with attitude, power, and intellect.
The Condors’ second CD, WAIT FOR IT, garnered a great deal of airplay and glowing reviews in South America, Europe, and the United States. The album track, “Set Me on Fire,” was used in the opening scene of the indie film, TARGET PRACTICE, with the music video a featured extra on the DVD. WAIT FOR IT made numerous “Best Of” lists, and was voted “Disc of the Month” by Spain’s prestigious POWER POP ACTION! website.
The band’s one constant has been songwriter and frontman, Pat “Pooch” DiPuccio, but past and present band members have added their stamp on each incarnation of The Condors. Formed out of the remnants of several groups, this Los Angeles band has grown into a tight, proficient outfit; logging many hours recording in the studio and playing live shows.
The Condors' spirited 3 ITEM COMBO CD, on Vital Gesture Records, delved into more personal and emotional themes while still retaining the group's trademark grit.
Pat "Pooch" DiPuccio
Mario "Miggs" DiLeva
Mark Francis White
"Calling their sound a blend of pop and punk (think Elvis Costello and Plimsouls), The Condors rely on still more tales of dysfunctionality, told in an appealing manner that’s partly sweet, partly cynical. Listen through, and you’ll hear echoes of Cars, Romantics, Smithereens, and so forth, more power-pop than punk, and pretty well done, at that."
- All Access Magazine.com
"It's punk pop for grownups; instead of some adenoidal twentysomething whining about this, that or the other thing, you get a band that knows the style, is comfortable in its own skin, and is ready to rock."
- Absolute Powerpop
"The Condors is fronted by Pat DiPuccio, who was once part of Blow Up, a local L.A. band that gigged regularly at the Palace, the Roxy, and the Whiskey-a-Go-Go. The Condors sound like a tight club band ready to break out of the smog and the haze into a wider world and bigger audiences. WAIT FOR IT sparks with emotion, and The Condors fuel the boil with nonstop stomp."
- Caught in the Carousel
"The emphasis is on strong songs, tight musicianship and impeccable vocal work rather than brute force. Pooch displays a clever command of the English language and he knows how to breathe raspy fire into every line."