The annual celebration of hearts and hugs and kisses and all things that celebrate love is upon us. It’s a funny set of festivities that includes sending flowers and giving each other cards that tell the recipient just how special they are on one day of the year. Well, we think you’re pretty special. So we recorded a Valentine’s treat for you: a cover of the Tom Waits tune “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You” to help you soundtrack this Hallmark of holidays. You can stream it right here: https://soundcloud.com/fort-frances/i-hope-that-i-dont-fall-in-love-with-you Happy Valentine's Day. Go give someone a hug.
We recorded a cover of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends" a long time ago in Chicago. Today felt like a good time to let you hear it. Enjoy, and stay warm: https://soundcloud.com/fort-frances/all-my-friends-live-from-iv-lab-in-chicago
We really respect this gentleman. In real life, he goes by Holger, but on the internet, he goes by Songpickr. His playlists are full of some of our favorite music. We're happy he has included "Double Take" on the 2019 Best Songs playlist. Check it out here: https://spoti.fi/2UuLFMR
"Double Take" is officially here, there and everywhere! It feels so good to have this song on all the corners of the musical cyberspace. We hope you'll stream it, save it, playlist it, download it and do whatever it is that you like to do with music. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2B1TW3n Apple Music/iTunes: https://apple.co/2Ubb2mm Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WcXgBN Thank you very, very much for listening, friends.
This video -- disclaimer: It is not for anyone with photosensitive epilepsy -- was put together by Mr. Aaron Kiser. He took a break from playing the drums to play the videos. You will be able to find the single on Apple Music, Spotify and every other corner of the internet where you ears can go next week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-HJE0UKsVg
Hi friends, You haven’t heard from us much lately, but today, that silence is no longer. We are exceedingly happy to share the first listen to our new single “Double Take” with you via our friends at Atwood Magazine: http://atwoodmagazine.com/ffdt-fort-frances-double-take-premiere/ The two years away from releasing music weren’t really intentional. They sort of had to happen. Let me rewind to one of the last times you heard from us. I had just gotten married. The band had released a record. The Cubs even won the World Series in the fall. It was a stretch of time that felt so good. I didn’t need to say much. The days on the calendar felt like riding a rising wave to the shoreline of paradise. And then, the 2016 U.S. election happened. It marked a turning point where everything got louder. Every one of our screens has been screaming in our faces about what’s right and what’s wrong and which side you should be on. Who wrote the tweet with the most exclamation points? Which person on the 10 p.m. cable TV panel managed to rise above all the other voices in the conversation? Who wrote the post with the most capital letters and the most expletives? We are living in a time where an overwhelming rush of noise is constantly hitting us in the face. Over the past two years, I have been trying to keep my finger on the pause button to collect my thoughts and write songs. Fort Frances has been turning them into something bigger. “Double Take” is the first single. I can’t say exactly when the full record will be released — at some point this fall, I’m guessing — but this song cannot sit on the shelf any longer. As I’m writing this, the world is feeling even more out of control. You are reading about all of the reasons for this unprecedented level of insanity in your social media feed, but depending on what the magical algorithms of the internet think they know about you, the headlines and the sources probably look different than they do for me. So this song is a wake-up call for the age of information. Every piece of information deserves a double take. - David
Oh, hey. It's been a mighty long time since you've seen these faces, but we are here. And we are smiling and singing. And we are excited to let you know that there is new music on the way in early 2019. If you want to hear it before the rest of the internet does, you should make a visit to our website and fill out the form with your address: http://fortfrancesmusic.com Thanks for supporting us. Thanks for being patient. Thanks for giving us time to make what is our best record yet. XO, FF
This weekend, we will be in places that serve beer and martinis and love the Packers. And it is going to be awesome. Here's the full schedule. Come hang out and sing songs. Friday - 2:00 pm - Appleton Beer Factory Friday - 5:05 pm - The Bar - Avenue Saturday - 12:40 pm - Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley Ballroom Saturday - 4:40 pm - Deja Vu Martini Lounge Saturday - 10:40 pm - CHADWICK'S BAR
Oh, hey, internet. We've been away for a while. And we're about to be back. Putting together brand new tunes for your ears, working on new dance moves, etc., etc. Stay tuned for new music very soon. If you happen to be in the beautiful city of Appleton, Wisconsin next weekend, you'll get a preview at Mile of Music. We love you and we'll see you soon. XO, David, Jeffrey, Aaron & Jason
We are super psyched to let you know that we're going to Aspen this week to support Gary Clark Jr at Belly Up, Aspen! Shows are on Thursday and Friday. Colorado, here we come. https://bellyupaspen.com/gary-clark-jr-2
What a wonderful evening in Wausau, Wisconsin. We played some new songs and made some new friends. Here's the setlist: Wrong Man Building a Wall How to Turn Back Best of Luck Mountains Highs and Lows Anonymous I Had Love Sigh of Relief A Thousand Years from Now Plastic Hearts The Lowlands We'll be tucked away working on a new record for a while, but we'll be back in many places very soon. XO, FF
Happy almost 2017, amigos. As you prepare to celebrate, here's a Spotify soundtrack for your festivities from Hard Rock Cafe Chicago's Bites, Brews & Beats program featuring We/Or/Me, The Kickback and some other favorite bands from our hometown: https://open.spotify.com/user/hardrock/playlist/3aV8MkVf94S3SdyLB4n4Qz
We are very excited to close out the year with a show at the Delphi Opera House tomorrow night! Free show, great times. https://www.delphioperahouse.org/december/fort-frances-12-03