Frameworks – “Tangled” (Stereogum Premiere)
After releasing their “Time Spent” 7″ earlier this year, the Gainesville post-hardcore band Frameworks are coming back this summer with their sophomore album Smother. The new album follows the bruising 2014 debut Loom, and it’s their first full-length for the great heavy-music label Deathwish, Inc. First single “Tangled” is an absolute beast of a song, a melodic but deeply intense piece of work that promises great things to come. Below, listen to “Tangled,” read a few words about it from frontman Luke Pate, and check out the album’s tracklist.
“Tangled” was written about overthinking and how it sometimes, especially with music, can impassion the outcome. The song started off as a thought experiment inspired by a line from one of Seneca’s books. “There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.” With most of Frameworks’ previous material, none of it felt entirely complete. Songs would linger around the 99% completion range with the penace that something could have been tracked or phrased better if there was more time.
I wrote “Tangled” the night before recording ended for Smother. Forcing no opportunity to over-analyze in the most excruciating way possible. I found the process felt whole and the song itself get beaten into submission.
01 “Fear Of Missing Out”
05 “Song Of Myself”
11 “The New Narcissistic American Dream”
Smother is out 7/8 on Deathwish. Pre-order it here.