Frank Smith Plays Union Hall in Brooklyn on June 4th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Friday, June 01, 2007

Frank Smith Plays Union Hall in Brooklyn on June 4th

Frank Smith @ Union Hall, BrooklynA few weeks ago, I posted a review of the forthcoming CD by Frank Smith. The band released their new CD last week and also released a split CD EP with Juliana Hatfield. The band is coming to town next week for two shows:

Monday, June 4 - Union Hall, Brooklyn (w/ Mother Mother & AA Bondy)
Tuesday, June 5 - Mercury Lounge, NYC (w/ Mother Mother)

I really enjoyed the new CD Heavy Handed Peace and Love and the band has been getting great reviews.

“Front man Aaron Sinclair is at the top of his game”...”Frank Smith is a fairly unclassifiable group, unless indie-honky-tonk is a genre that I've yet to see listed anywhere. Their combination of old school country and indie rock helped form a truly great album, one that fans of everything from The Shins to Golden Smog should make a point to check out.”
- Tripwire

“They draw you in, like the smell of a hot pie left to cool on the windowsill.
Influenced by Gram Parsons, like everybody else in the alt.-country game, but caught between the Wilco of A.M. and Being There, Frank Smith sets itself apart with its cock-eyed storytelling, the honesty of its songwriting, and the beguiling interplay of slide-guitar, delicately plucked banjo and acoustic strum on slower tracks.”

- Goldmine

I haven't heard the entirety of the split EP but I have enjoyed the tracks that are streaming on Frank Smith's and Juliana Hatfield's MySpace pages (links below).

Frank Smith's MySpace page (link)
Juliana Hatfield's MySpace page (link)