Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Frodus - And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea

Label: Fueled By Ramen
Year: 2001

Frodus was a strange entity back when, remember? Not because they were musically that far fetched or anything, but more because it was dudes from Battery and Enemy Soil and shit playing post hardcore math rock, and they cultivated a whole image that the were in fact a corporate conglomerate, and they had a logo that bared a passing resemblance to the Batman logo (although it was actually boosted from an old magician who hated all other magicians, and was meant to reinforce the band's desire to "control" their audience [tongue firmly in cheek]). It was just all a little off, but at the same time interesting and well played.
Live, the band exploded with energy, and their punk and hardcore roots certainly shined through, lifting the quiet/loud, start/stop song dynamics to a full, sweaty, roar. Not unlike a lot of post hardcore bands playing the basement circuit, they could be earnest on one hand, but unlike the overly serious emo squares of the day, Frodus could be cock-rockers on the other
This was their last record, and it wasn't released until two years after it was recorded and the band had broken up. That being said, recently there has been Frodus activity in the form of reunion shows and a new 7", so who knows what to expect out the band in the future. Should be interesting at least.

*Link updated....sorry about that one ya'll.



EarthreceptoR said...

Don't know if it's a fluke on my end but this link takes me to National Skyline...?

Gray said...

Yeah, oops. I fixed it.

Will said...

Don't know if you'd seen it yet, but this post got linked (with approval) from the Frodus tumblr

Also, I agree with your analysis re: earnest + cock and this album is incredibly dear to my heart

Rusty said...

I'm digging it, but it's not as good as Conglomerate. Man I love that record.

Anonymous said...

New Frodus!

Mr. Floppy said...

Good. It would be cool if you could post more Frodus.

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