Broken Record #34
Frog are a duo from Queens, New York and their second album Kind of Blah is coming out next month on London's Audio Antihero label. The record was recorded in an abandoned bowling alley in Astoria, NY and was (as Guitarist/Voclist Dan Bateman puts it) "an attempt to engage modern musical ideas from a 1950s style of arrangement, and was a complete failure in that respect but a success in most others". Anyone who's heard even the tiniest excerpt from Kind of Blah will attest that, however they came to it, they've found a spark of magic from somewhere. The band (Bateman and drummer Thomas White) shed some light on where their mixed-up, country-infused sound comes from by talking us through their record collection in the latest in our Broken Record series. Jazz fans may notice some correlation between Frog's over-rated choice and the title of their latest LP.