FRANK AND EARNEST: Old Francis: CD

Nov 02, 2010

I’m glad I don’t have to tear this record a new buns-hole, since fellow Razorcaker Ryan Horky mans the drum post in Frank and Earnest. Actually, this is really great. Slightly rough-around-the-edges melodic punk rock with passionate, charmingly imperfect vocals, a terrific sense of melody, and well-placed, tasteful leads that border on (like-it-or-not) ‘80s glam ala C.C. Deville (I, for one, am not complaining). A serious Avail feel throughout the whole record—specifically Over the James minus the fast tracks—and some Paddy-esque writing/delivery on a few tracks, too. If you’re digging the new Iron Chic LP or you’re a fan of the aforementioned bands, it’s safe to say you’ll be feeling this record. Great work guys. Recommended.

 –Dave William (Good Time Gang, myspace.com/goodtimegangrecordings /Bermuda Mohawk, bermudamohawkproductions.com)

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