photo by: Britain Weyant
Official press release:
Gainesville, FL’s post-hardcore band Frameworks have announced that their debut album for Deathwish, titled Smother, will be released on CD, LP and digital formats on July 8th, 2016. The album’s explosive first single, “Tangled”, has premiered today on Stereogum and offers a compelling and cathartic first look at Smother as a whole. Frameworks vocalist Luke Pate commented on the song:
“‘Tangled’ was written about overthinking and how it sometimes, especially with music, can impassion the outcome. The song started off as a thought experiment inspired by a line from one of Seneca’s books. ‘There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.’ With most of Frameworks’ previous material, none of it felt entirely complete. Songs would linger around the 99% completion range with the penance that something could have been tracked or phrased better if there was more time.
I wrote ‘Tangled’ the night before recording ended for Smother. Forcing no opportunity to over-analyze in the most excruciating way possible. I found the process felt whole and the song itself get beaten into submission.”
Smother was recorded earlier this year by Matt McClellan (Being As An Ocean, O’ Brother, etc) at Glow In The Dark Studios and mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Self Defense Family, etc.) at Audiosiege Mastering. Smother is a massive leap forward for Frameworks; the album pulses with hook-laden melodious riffs and moving emotional crescendos, all of it gushing with a rare creative beauty and maturity that will appeal to listeners from all corners of the underground music world. This dynamic new album follows the band’s 2014 LP, Loom (Topshelf Records) and the two-song Time Spent EP released earlier this year. Both were well-received releases that showed the band broadening their approach through the use of darker, more experimental instrumentation leading to their artistic peak that is now Smother.
More information and songs will surface soon. For now, pre-order Frameworks’ Smother LP here.
Smother track listing:
1. “Fear Of Missing Out”
5. “Song Of Myself”
11. “The New Narcissistic American Dream”