Yesterday, NPR premiered Froth‘s track “Nothing Baby” off their recent album, Bleak. The video is directed by Riley Blakeway. The band is also set to tour the U.S. in October and November, see tour dates below.
FROTH‘s debut LP, Patterns, was released in fall 2013 on Burger Records and Lolipop Records, and bared witness to the young group’s rapid musical growth and developing ear for composition. A shimmering mix of jangly 12-string guitars and swirling omnichord sounds, the album offers plenty of moments of pure psych-pop bliss; however, the band also flirts with a darker, driving element that they have continued to explore on subsequent releases.
For their sophomore album, BLEAK which sold out within a month, Froth has largely traded in the sun-soaked 60s pop of their first long-player in favor of a maximalist shoegaze sound that combines screaming guitars with muscular drumming and throbbing, nervy bass lines. The result is a mature, confident record built upon tight songwriting and carefully honed tones. Lead singer and guitarist Joo-Joo Ashworth displays an equal knack for noisy, fuzz-driven leads and economic pop hooks, while drummer Cameron Allen holds down the beat with machine-like precision and bassist Jeremy Katz infuses the album with a unique groove that has become a necessary ingredient in Froth’s signature sound.
After tirelessly touring the U.S. and sharing the stage with acts like POND, THE DRUMS and more, FROTH continues to attract new fans with their infectious music and high-energy live show. Recent stints across Europe and work with fashion legend Hedi Slimane have further cemented the band’s reputation with an international audience. As always, though, Froth remains dedicated to pushing their own boundaries and exploring new sonic avenues, both on the road and in the studio.
10/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge*
10/21 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
10/22 – San Antonio, TX – 502 BAR
10/23 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/01 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
11/02 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
11/03 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
11/04 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
11/05 – Cincinnati, OH – TBA
11/07 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
11/10 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel^
11/11 – Santa Cruz, CA – TBD
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex^
11/13 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
11/14 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout
* = w/ Deaf Wish
^ = w/ Tamaryn
Street Date: May 19, 2015
2. Postcard Radio
3. Nothing Baby
4. On My Chest
5. Turn It Off
6. Richard Likes Grey Sky/Untitled (feedback)
7. Saccharine Sunshine
9. Sleep Alone