"Sweaty from your Uselessness" b/w
"Hello? Hello?" 7"
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
2 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]