steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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Frigid Sozi

5 song demo CDR


Genres: ambient pop, indie rock

Jun 23 - 29 2003

When rival emo bands Meal for Oscar and The Mail Bombers dissipated, a trio of fellas rose from the ashes and formed a drastically different outfit, Frigid Sozi.  The new agenda was to work under the more ambient side of pop music, often letting songs drift out to six minutes plus.  This is their new demo, and things are sounding pretty good for the new band.

The songs here are all quite catchy, although their loose, drawn-out manner often results in the listener losing focus.  In essence, the tracks often work best as background music.  "Fiona," for example, has a nice sound, but is too repetitive to capture the listener's focused attention for its entire five and a half minute duration.  "Vacation" and "Where Were You," meanwhile, are the demo's best songs - they are both solid, catchy tunes that overcome the repetition problem.

While Frigid Sozi's songs may occasionally drift on for too long, their demo is considerably better than what some signed bands put out - hopefully a label will get a contract ready for these three soon.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 songs, distributed by the band, released 2003]