The (presumably) final recordings from Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love are available now to download via Bandcamp. This was both their final show and the launch party for their final studio album,’Last‘ (which is still available on vinyl and lossless download on Bandcamp). This was recorded live at Servant Jazz Quarters on a lovely evening in London and mixed by Ellis Dyson.
Hey! We’ve thrown together a wee benefit comp of exclusive and rare songs to raise a little money for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. I called it “BERN YR IDOLS” because “Bern in the USA” was taken and “Bernie Foreigner Vs Everything” is stupid.
It costs £2 and features Frog, Cloud, Benjamin Shaw, Winter, CHUCK, Broken Shoulder, Birdwing, Jack Hayter, Wartgore Hellsnicker and Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love.
Buy / Listen via Bandcamp – www.audioantihero.bandcamp.com
Plus, here’s thirty years of Bernie Sanders speeches:
Frog are coming to the UK!
Confirmed UK Tour Dates Include:
Jan 23rd – The Waiting Room, Colchester (with Roy / Sophie Nash / Chris Fox) – Info / Tickets
Jan 24th – Servant Jazz Quarters, London (with Alex Chilltown / Owl & Mouse) – Info / Tickets
Jan 25th – Fulford Arms, York (with The Drink) – Info
Jan 27th – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Info / Tickets
Jan 29th – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh (with Plastic Animals) – Info / Tickets
Jan 30th – DIY Space for London, London (with Rainmaker / The Johns / Brunch / Crows An Wra) – Info / Tickets
Tour Documentary Film:
Plus, director Alex Coppola will a documenting Frog’s first UK tour for a film titled “Frog: across the Pond” – you can learn a bit more about it on Kickstarter. They’ve raised over $5000 in a week, which is nuts.
Thanks for all of your support.
Audio Antihero has been going for six long years. I’ve been doing this for most of my god damn twenties. That also means it has been six long years since Nosferatu D2‘s stunning debut album saw a release. I’m also leaving the country pretty soon, so who knows if any more label birthdays are coming – so we’re celebrating:
First up, there’s a remastered free/pay-what-you-want collection of non-album Nosferatu D2 recordings titled “Older, Wiser, Sadder” – It’ll be up on Spotify, Apple Music,Rdio, Deezer, etc, very soon too. Huge thanks to Drowned in Sound for this awesome write-up. “Heartbreak in motion” – woo!
ALSO, we’ve got a limited edition tangerine cassette edition reissue of Nosferatu D2’s “We’re Gonna Walk Around this City with Our Headphones on to Block Out the Noise” – which you can order here with lossless download.
PLUS, we’ve also dug (i.e Adam gave it to me) full set multi-camera video recording of one of Nosferatu D2’s few gigs. They’re playing an annual Croydon house party festival called “Malcfest” circa 2006/2007? It’s rough and raw but I think we’re pretty lucky to have it.
Watch Nosferatu D2 live at Malcfest:
Times are busy.
First up, we’re re-issuing Frog’s debut mini-album on a run of limited green cassettes. They’re gorgeous and you can pre-order HERE. Originally issued on Brooklyn’s sadly defunct Monkfish label, you can still pick it up on CD HERE.
FROG UK TOUR:
Limited info right now but excited to say that Frog will be touring the UK in January! Lots of dates in progress but already confirmed:
Jan 23rd – The Waiting Room, Colchester (INFO)
Jan 24th – Servant Jazz Quarters, London (TICKETS)
Jan 25th – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (TICKETS)
+ More TBA ASAP
MUSIC VIDEO for “Photograph”:
Frog made a goofy video for “Photograph” and it’s really nice:
“Photograph” single + Exclusive B-Side available now (here).
It’s out! Frog‘s “Kind of Blah” LP is out now! We made it look and sound as good as we possibly could so I hope you’ll support it and enjoy it – because it rules (and vinyl is expensive, yo). This is the kind of aching guitar music that reminds you why you ever gave a fuck about any of this nonsense in the first place.
It’s had some really nice support at press and radio. Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Tom Ravenscroft have been playing it a wee bit and lots of really nice press.
“A safer bet there’s never been – this record is essential.” – GoldFlakePaint
“A bit of a masterpiece.” – 7BitArcade
“Oh, god. Help me, words. Help me convey what a blessing Frog is.” – Collapse Board
“Utterly brilliant…they make you nostalgic for memories you never had and take you back to places you’ve never before been.” – London In Stereo
“Frog sounds like Isaac Brock wearing a Stetson while jigging through a speakeasy quaffing nostalgia…Frog are a strange duo, but they work well that way.” – Bearded Magazine
“Dreamy Americana soundscapes…” – The Line of Best Fit
“Makes me grin so hard I think my face may actually split into two separate parts.” – The 405
“Kind of Blah is America, the U S of A in eleven songs – quirky, joyous, breathless, exhausting, addictive, heartbreaking and downright weird, accelerating towards a distant horizon while keeping its eyes firmly on a halcyon past that sure seems like it should have been more fun.” – Wake the Deaf
In exciting news…the “Kind of Blah” LP by Frog is coming to Audio Antihero and all of you on May 25th 2015. Frog are a two person guitar band from Queens, New York – they sound like this.
Pre-Order it here + stream a couple of songs ahead of the release date:
Free Single: “Judy Garland” (already picking up airplay on BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio + press at The Line of Best Fit and GoldFlakePaint):
Pre-Order: Vinyl / iTunes.
This record is astounding and I really can’t wait for you to hear it. Lots more to come over the next few weeks but in the meantime, enjoy the free single (+ the gorgeous non-album b-side “Rainbow Road”) and let me know what you think.