Austin’s Frank Smith
Release First of 3 Track Series Titled “Monsters”
Leading Up To 2012 Release Of Before You Were Born LP w/Video
The Austin based band Frank Smith is prepping the release of their 3rd full length (Big Strike in Silver City, Nineteen) since relocating to Austin a few years back, titled Before You Were Born. While the album will not see official release in 12″ vinyl format until early 2012, the band has released the first of three tracks to be released over the next few months titled “Monsters”. Accompanying the download is a video for the track as well.
Choosing to stick with previous producer/engineer Alex Lyon the band returned to the local Austin recording studio The Bubble to record Before You Were Born This time around the band took a different approach to recording and recorded the album live to tape with all the members in the same room. Recorded with a fresh approach, Before You Were Born is seen by the band as a new birth and direction.
While known for crafting songs suited for propping your boots up on a bar while sipping on some “misery” and wrestling with your inner demons, there’s no denying that frontman/writer Aaron Sinclair and Frank Smith are creating some of the most complex and interesting songs in the Austin scene currently. There’s always that silver lining.
Listen to a short interview with Aaron Sinclair on KUT’s Texas Music Matters in which Sinclair discusses that silver lining.