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"Sweaty from your Uselessness" b/w "Hello? Hello?" 7"

Bi-Fi Records

Genres: slowcore, indie pop, experimental pop

Oct 4 - 10 2004

This two song record is a bit of a departure for Frankenixon, who are typically known for their lengthy, "prog-pop" compositions.  Fortunately, it retains the band's sense of drama and emotion, though it's still been custom made for seven-inch purposes.  The first song, "Sweaty from your Uselessness," is a dramatic, detached piece of music, made with drums, piano, voice, and the chirps of a distant dialtone.  Despite its unconventional nature, it is a sweeping, infectious pop song unlike much else.  "Hello? Hello?" is on the opposite side of the record, and it is a bit less dreary.  Mellow and cinematic, it's like a Walkmen song abridged for a film noir audience - if you like dark, piano-led pop music, this is one of the few chances you'll get to hear it.  A fine seven-incher this is; Frankenixon has made a record that is accessible but undeniably one-of-a-kind.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]