previously known as "Frente!"
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Try to Think Less (2005)
Own, some covers (like that unfortunate "Bizarre Love Triangle") (email@example.com)
Frente fuse acoustic, jazz, and underground influences into their own hybrid of pop music. Offering gloriously sparse pop and guileless, indelible voice of Angie Hart, Frente! is the perfect antidote to grunge overload. (firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting from their Website)
Recommended first album:
1992—White Records/Mushroom (Australia) Mammoth Records (U.S.)
Michale Koppelman and Frente!
Yep, they hooked me in, too. I wasn't moved when I first heard their singles, but after hearing them a few times I was hooked. The album's a lot fuller than the singles, but it does retain the charm. A definite winner. (email@example.com)
1996—White Records/Mushroom (Australia), Atlantic Records (U.S.)
David M. Allen and Frente
Shape is really very good. The new songs have new textures, and Angie and Simon have a new rhythm section. Their live performance was wonderful, and the studio recordings have a few more bells and whistles yet still are wonderful. Those of us who loved Marvin the Album will, I'm sure, enjoy Shape just as much. While it's too early to pick a favorite, "Horrible" is sticking with me as a particular standout although it is a very short song. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks for Andrew Fries for work on this entry.
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