Before re-releasing their first full-length record, Patterns, last year on Lolipop Records, Froth were more of a joke than an actual band. In fact, the L.A. quartet’s founding members Joo-Joo Ashworth and Jeff Fribourg first planned on releasing a record consisting of 20 minutes of silence, since they could barely play their instruments at the time. Since then, they’ve added bassist Jeremy Katz and drummer Cameron Allen (of Wyatt Blair and Keepers of the Sun) and cultivated a tight psychedelic sound that practically oozes California sunbeams through the speakers. The first single from their forthcoming sophomore record, Bleak, is entitled “Turn It Off”, an ironic choice for a song that’s purely explosive beach rock. The group has even been asked to record runway music for last year’s Saint Laurent Men’s line. It’s safe to say they’ve come a long way. Hear the song below.
Froth have a trio of California tour dates next week:
05/12 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
05/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
05/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Bleak is out 5/19 on Burger Records.