UPDATE, JULY 30, 3:10 P.M.: Froth’s Friday night show in the Constellation Room in Santa Ana has been cancelled “due to circumstances beyond their control,” according to a publicist for the LA noise trio. “All the rest of the California shows will take place as announced and [are] on sale, less Santa Ana,” says Erin Jean Hussey of Girlie Action Media. “At this time tickets are being refunded [with] no reschedule date but I will absolutely reach out should anything change.”
ORIGINAL POST, JULY 29, 7:29 A.M.: After a two-year hiatus, Los Angeles’ noise-rock trio Froth is back with a recent album, a new video and a tour that brings them to the Constellation Room in Santa Ana Ana Friday night.
Courtney Garvin of The Courtneys created the just-dropped video for “Laurel,” which opens the Duress album that came out June 7 on Wichita Recordings and was co-produced with Froth’s longtime friend and collaborator Tomas Dolas (Oh Sees/Mr. Elevator).
The title of the twisted love song, which is underlined with blown-out guitars, refers to what some people hear in a controversial audio recording that shook the world in May 2018 … ‘member?
Here is how the turn is described by Forth (picture all three members speaking simultaneously, in the Yanny/Laurel voice):
“This song is about a guy who listened to the Yanny/Laurel thing and he can only hear Laurel. He’s really passionate about Laurel being the correct pronunciation to the point where he will die before admitting otherwise. In the end, he reveals that he loves his girlfriend more than he loves the correct pronunciation of “Laurel/Yanny.”
Hell, it’s a better story than the last Game of Thrones.
Now here is Froth’s “Laurel” video:
And here is the band in performance way back in 2015:
Also on the bill is Gold Cage, a slow-core outfit that is also an LA-based trio. Here is a video of them:
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