Self-described “elder statesman” Brent Rademaker exudes the vitriolic stuff of life, and his hunger to communicate that energy is finally being satiated. After decades of musical experimentation in L.A. based shoegazer outfit Further, late-80s Brit-sounding twangers The Tyde and seminal neo-psych folk legends Beachwood Sparks, Rademaker has finally taken the reins and created dream rock that’s as deliciously rich and indulgent as he wants it to be. To fans, Frausdots may sound like a broad departure, but sexy, melodic nightlife pop has been coursing through Rademaker’s veins all along. “I was always the psychic bassist who wrote the music,” he explains. "If I hadn’t been playing second fiddle in any band I’d ever been in, I would have made this record right out of high school. It’s a return home for me: it’s the first thing that’s a sole reflection of my life.
Although the bulk of Frausdots’ material was conceived nearly three years ago on a trip to Spain with Frausdots co-conspirator Michelle Loiselle, it wasn’t until other contributors became involved that the album’s sound became fully realized. “We decided to do this when we were just friends, but we fell in love in Spain when The Cure was playing a festival”we absolutely fell in love to the strains of that one set,” Rademaker clarifies. It’s fitting for both he and Loiselle (who, among other projects, is a backup vocalist on Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion II_) that The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell contributes keyboards to Couture, Couture, Couture. Among other members of The TydeTyde, Vocalist Ned Brower, (Rooney) guitarist Benjamin Knight (The Tyde/Beachwood Sparks), guitarist Corey Lee Grant, (Warlocks) Ric Menck (Matthew Sweet/Velvet Crush), drummer Hunter Crowley ("Brian…
After decades of musical experimentation in L.A. based shoegazer outfit Further, late-’80s Brit-sounding twangers The Tyde and seminal neo-psych folk legends Beachwood Sparks, Frausdots founder Brent Rademaker has finally…
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