A Frames / Black Forest - SP668
Having each cut their musical teeth many years prior on bands like Cows, Butthole Surfers, and Scratch Acid, Seattle’s A Frames formed during the late ‘90s and began collectively designing their own brand of stripped-down neo-modern experimental noise. Erin Sullivan’s angular, angry guitars and bleak, deadpan lyrics march over Lars Finberg’s robotic trashcan beats and Min Yee’s stirring, sexy low end. Over a handful of now collectible 7"s and two albums, the A Frames have issued minimalist, propulsive songs about apocalyptic cultural shifts and surveillance strategies. More textural and complex, Black Forest retains the rawness of their earliest releases; the album is a cold, sterilized cacophony that illustrates meltdowns, laser love and greed. The A Frames make anachronistic analog dance hits and post-modern blues ballads for binary code casualties.
Released: March 22, 2005
The A Frames’ debut album on SS Records. And here’s what SS Records has to say about it…
“Debut album that can claim to be one of p. rock’s great debut albums or “one of the few great new American rock records” (Byron Coley/Thurston Moore). You know you’ve been told to buy this record by god knows how many friends and don’t think that shitty download is what you really need. This is a ultrafucking masterpiece of punking genius."
A Frames / A Frames 2 - SS006
The A Frames 2nd album, also released by “SS Records”: And, here’s what the folks at SS Records have to say about it…
“Screw on your thinking cap, pap, cuz this fucker is not the first album. It takes the first and goes sideways into new areas but still holds down the goddamn fort. It IS everything the hypes says, mainly all the good things you like about punk’s past updated and shaken up. Produced by Woodhouse, SS, & A Frames.”