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With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

French coldwave (not chillwave or Cold Cave) duo Frank (Just Frank) release their debut The Brutal Wave next month via Wierd Records. You may hear the Cure in the guitar tones (or XTC’s “Mayor Of Simpleton” in the introduction to “Crisis”), but it’s a distinctive and updated collection that blends icy, melancholic guitar/synthesizers, dark drum… More »

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Frank (Just Frank) – “Mr. Itagaki” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In our BTW writeup of Class Of 2010 NJ/Nice black and death metal-bred French coldwave duo Frank (Just Frank) we quoted a text from the…
brandon | October 22, 2010 - 11:22 am

Frank (Just Frank) – “Coeur Hanté” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

French coldwavers and recent Band To Watch Frank (Just Frank) earned their BTW stripes on the back of "Couer Hanté," a jangling and arpeggiated, guitar-and-synth…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2010 - 5:18 pm