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A Frames (band)

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Years active  1999–2010
Record label  Sub Pop
Website  A Frames at MySpace
A Frames (band) httpssubpopimgs3amazonawscomassetartisti
Labels  previous: S-S Records, Dragnet Records current: Sub Pop Records
Associated acts  The Intelligence The Dipers Climax Golden Twins Children's Hospital Rodent Plague AFCGT Le Sang Song
Members  Erin Sullivan (vocalist, guitarist) Min Yee (bassist) Thomas Northcut (drums)
Origin  Seattle, Washington, United States (1999)
Albums  Black Forest, 333, 2, A Frames
Genres  Post-punk, Noise rock, Experimental rock
Similar  The Intelligence, Climax Golden Twins, The Evil Tambourines, The Blue Rags, Baptist Generals

A Frames were a post-punk, noise rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1999. The trio consists of Erin Sullivan, Min Yee and Thomas Northcut. The band was called Bend Sinister from 1996 to 1999. A Frames cites Cows, Scientists, Stick Men With Ray Guns, Scratch Acid, Joy Division, and 60's garage rock among its influences. A Frames started its own label, Dragnet Records, in January 2000 in order to release their music, and later the band signed with Sub Pop Records in 2004 for the release of Black Forest. In 2006, original drummer Lars Finberg left the band to focus full-time on The Intelligence, a band in which both Min and Erin have played bass at various points.

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Band members

  • Erin Sullivan: vocalist, guitarist
  • Min Yee: bassist
  • Thomas Northcut: drums
  • Musical style

    A Frames sing about technology and apocalyptic cultural shifts, although many of the lyrics and themes are meant to be humorous. The band's style has also been described as experimental noise as the vocals are dark, monotone and bleak while the sound is aggressive. The drum beat is often mechanical and pounding, producing a raw, minimalistic sound. The sloppy, chaotic and sharp chords, however, are kept in line by the ever-steady rhythm.

    Singles

  • "Neutron Bomb/Radiation Generation/Test Tube Baby" 7" (2000, Dragnet Records)
  • "Plastica/Hospital" 7" (2001) (S-S Records)
  • "Crutches/Membrane/Weissensee (Neu!)" 7" (2003, Royal Records)
  • "Complications/Frankenstein" 7" (2004, S-S Records)
  • "Police 1000/Traction" 7" (2006, S-S Records)
  • Albums

  • A-Frames LP/CD (2002, S-S Records, Dragnet, re-issued on Born Bad Records, France in 2007)
  • 2 LP/CD (2003, S-S Records, re-issued on Born Bad Records, France in 2007)
  • Black Forest LP/CD (2005, Sub Pop Records)
  • Compilations appearances

  • "Bumble Bee" on Babyhead LP, (S-S Records, 2004)
  • "X.M.A.S." on Surprise Package CD (Flying Bomb Records)
  • "I Wanna Hurt" on The Necessary Effect CD (Xeroid Records)
  • Songs

    MemorandaBlack Forest · 2005
    Black Forest IIBlack Forest · 2005
    Death TrainBlack Forest · 2005

    References

    A Frames (band) Wikipedia


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