NOW PLAYING: Frank Alpine, ‘Frank Alpine’

The Artist/Album: Frank Alpine, Frank Alpine (Wierd, 2011)

A Short Review: While they’re on the same black-lit label (Wierd Records) and have similar names, Frank Alpine has nothing to do with Frank (Just Frank) beyond a shared interest in battery-powered synths and bleak lyrics. Beyond that surface tension lies a club-ready look at the darker corners of L.A.; much like what Liars explored on their last album, only punctuated with steam-pressed dance beats, scuzzy production values and lots of yelping. Some of the songs go on a bit too long, but we have a feeling that’s exactly the point—dude’s trying to burrow his way into your brain.

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