We’ve been un-ashamed lovers of both Small Plates Records and Francisco the Man for quite sometime and this only solidifies it further. FTM is Indie Rock the way it should all be: infectious, unpredictable and the perfect accompaniment to driving fast with the windows down on a summer night.
This first single is sees FTM going right down the path they’ve laid out for us in the 2 previous singles and I’m loving it.
Grab one of these 250 before they’re gone or be sorry. This is a gem.
This item is a preorder and will ship on or around its Sept 30th release
This double LP is pressed on either blood red or virgin black vinyl and includes free digital download codes.
It took roughly seven years, a teenage instrumental rock band, a debut EP, additions and subtractions, a roller rick and a near death experience to arrive at Francisco The Man. Following a two-year hiatus beginning in 2008, the band relocated from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA, bringing along a new addition, guitarist Brock Woolsey. With the help of Small Plates Records, they released two 7"s, In the Corners and Tiger.
Their debut LP, Loose Ends, due out on Small Plates as well, gives it audience a more encompassing look at Francisco the Man. With each song, more and more honesty permeates through the lyrics. "I think the LP shows a broader, more realized, version of Francisco The Man," Scotty Cantino explains. "You can't do that with a single".
From the beginning of the first track, questions and anxieties are the substance. With each subsequent verse and track, they seem to find the answers in themselves. "Even though I write the songs, we really hash them outâ¦ Arrangements and parts are formed on the fly. It's constant improvisation," Scotty says. Each song comes in with a certain message, but with a sound that blends garage rock, new wave, and shoegaze, the message becomes enveloped in something complete different.
"Dreaming of tomorrow / it might be the worst," but with each song Francisco the Man plays, it doesn't seem to matter as much.
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