Froth Announce New Album + US Tour Dates
Following a two-year hiatus, Los Angeles’ noise-rock trio Froth are back with the release of Duress - their most fully realised work to date on June 7th through Wichita Recordings. A band of impeccable musicianship and an elevated sense of humour, the lead single Laurel is a twisted love song underlined with blown out guitars and arrives with a video created by The Courtney’s Courtney Garvin.
“This song is about a guy who listened to the Yanny/Laurel thing and he can only hear Laurel,” shares the band. “He’s really passionate about Laurel being the correct pronunciation to the point where he will die before admitting otherwise. In the end, he reveals that he loves his girlfriend more than he loves the correct pronunciation of “Laurel/Yanny”.
Froth have never been a band content with the status quo. After three albums, scoring the Saint Laurent mens Autumn ‘14 range fashion show (with frontman Joo Joo on the catwalk), and forays into shoegaze, psychedelia and post-punk, the band of stepped outside the shadow of their influences and into something wholly their own. Duress is co-produced with long-time friend and collaborator Tomas Dolas (Oh Sees/Mr. Elevator), the record is unapologetically experimental yet undeniably accessible. An impressive and self-assured statement from a group only just entering their prime, Duress sees Froth finally able to realise their vision without compromise.
Mirroring their open-minded studio approach, Froth’s live show is equally enthralling in its incorporation of analog synthesizers, overdubs and drum machines. Undertaking numerous shows across the US as follows, the band make a brief visit into Europe with an appearance at the Fuzz Club festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands in August. Details of further European dates will be announced soon.
29.05 Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theatre # 30.05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir early show, all ages # 30.05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir late show # (Sold Out) 31.05 Spokane, WA @ Volume Fest 01.06 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile # 03.06 Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl # 04.06 Vancouver, BC @ Clubhouse # 07.06 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room, Desert Daze Presents $ 19.06 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse * 20.06 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar * 21.06 El Paso, TX @Love Buzz * 22.06 San Antonio, TX @Lime Light * 23.06 Austin, TX @ Barracuda * 24.06 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * 25.06 Houston, TX @ Satellite * 26.06 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe * 28.06 Madison, WI @ UW-Madison * 29.06 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Arts Festival * 30.06 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups * 02.07 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong * 05.07 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom * 06.07 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz * 07.07 Toronto, ON @ Baby G * 08.07 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory * 10.07 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag * 12.07 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall * 23.08 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Fuzz Club Festival
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