2010 IN REVIEW: Frank (Just Frank), ‘The Brutal Wave’

Quite a few records logged repeat listens on our office stereo this year. Here’s one of them…

The Artist/Album: Frank (Just Frank), The Brutal Wave (Wierd)

The Vibe: Charred cold-wave cuts from a bi-lingual, cross-continental duo that happens to hold the Cure, Ruth and Darkthrone in the same high regard.

RIYL: The icy ambient interludes on black-metal albums; guitars that jangle and jar; morbidly depressed Parisians who like to chase their croissants with centuries-old absinthe shots