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Frozen Folk Releases New EP - Sleepy

This week the Oakland based trio Frozen Folk, released with their most recent EP, Sleepy on Breakup Records. As a band that strives to be "Sweaty, complex and supple," they combine elements of math rock, post punk and prog rock to create their sound. The first track off their EP, Cat Convertersis a testament to those aspirations. Complex riffs with unconventional time signatures are laid upon a foundation of slightly haunting vocals. The band keeps consistency with this formula throughout the EP, with songs such as Eggs and Marrowbone, Sacrilegious Wind and Eat Me Alive.

That said, here are a few shows Frozen Folk will be playing in the near future:

April 6th at El Rio with Lubec and The Peels
April 26th at Eagle Tavern with Everyone is Dirty -Erin Dage

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Album Review: Cat Converters / Teenage Warpaint - Frozen Folk / Magic Fight (Split EP)

Oakland based Frozen Folk and Magic Fight, (a band who recently relocated to Portland via the Bay Area), effortlessly blends their different backgrounds within their split EP, Cat Converters / Teenage Warpaint, through soul-penetrating harmonies with tumbling reverb that creates a final product that is out of this world!

Teenage Warpaint is sweetly grungy, as a simple harp-esque line leads into laidback soulful vocals with rising cadences that may induce inadvertant head bobbing. Vibes reminiscent of Bastille and Passion Pit stir up charmingly warbled feelings stocked with smiles from the song Barcelona, which is complete with piano overtones and rolling drumbeats.

Things get a bit more experimental in Cat Converters as the vocals get taken up a notch, while the guitars go for a long breezy drive on the coast. The 4-song EP concludes with a slightly silly track called Eggs and Marrowbone that sounds as wild as the title promises. Both bands are coolly confident and clearly talented. We can only hope for more future collabs from these two indie powerhouses. - Kat Collins

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