Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on March 6, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Frodus - "Bull of Juarez" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frodus - "Invisible Time Lines" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Van Pelt - "The Speeding Train" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Edie Sedgwick - "Edie Sedgwick II" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Des Ark - "Jesus Loves You (But Yr Still Coming_Home With Me Tonight)" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Poison Arrows - "Casual Wave" (MP3)


2009 has seen the world economy crumble due to the unethical practices of businessmen and corporate oligarchy. The current administration with the assistance of Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, has reached out to the Frodus Conglomerate International for aid. Calls were made, doors were closed and numbers adjusted. After weeks of vicious negotiation both parties agreed on a proper course of action.

The Frodus Conglomerate International will address the public for the first time in 10 years on Saturday March 21st, 2009 at 4:35 pm in Austin, Texas. Austin will be the first of several public forums to address current global conditions forewarned by the FCI in years past. The Conglomerate has employed Liam Wilson of the Dillinger Escape Plan to supply bass guitar for this address while Nathan Burke organizes his North-West Contingency. We are the economic police.

I couldn't resist... I had to rock that whole quote. That's right... Frodus is BACK and playing SXSW as part of Slip Productions and Lovitt Records day party at The Radio Room on March 21st with Cursive, Young Widows, The Van Pelt (who are reuniting), Des Ark, Milemarker, Pygmy Lush, and a boatload of others. Full details are below and MP3s of some of the participants are above.

Frodus recently reissued their 1998 album Conglomerate International on 2LP mastered at 45RPM. Limited to 600. Um, get on that.

Shelby Cinca of Frodus was recently interviewed on Dissonance Radio. Download that podcast here.

Videos and SXSW party details below...

Frodus Conglomerate International 2009 Trailer

Frodus "The Misaligned Men of Flomaton" Live 1998

Frodus "The Awesome Machine" Live 1998

Slip Productions and Lovitt Records Day Party
Big stage:
11:45 - Edie Sedgwick
12:15 - The Medications
12:50 - Quieting Syrup
1:20 - Tight Phantomz
1:55 - Pygmy Lush
2:40 - Auxes
3:25 - Ben Davis & The Jett$
4:10 - Des Ark
5:00 - Milemarker

Stage Two
11:30 - Head of Skulls!
12:00 - The Poison Arrows
12:35 - Young Widows
1:15 - The Life and Times
1:50 - Pinebender
2:45 - Silver Scooter
3:40 - The Van Pelt
4:35 - Frodus
5:15 - Cursive

Where: The Radio Room, 508 East 6th Street, Austin, TX
When: Saturday, March 21 from 11:00am to 6:00pm

This is a free show but there will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door. SXSW badges will not get you in. If you want to be on the paid reserve list, you can go ahead and pay pal $10 to: Those who do this will get a show poster and some other goodies. Thank you for your support!



Comments (23)

SICK. Frodus fucking kills.

Posted by Spine-f├╝hrer of Hoboken | March 6, 2009 9:16 PM

whoa! frodus!

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 9:21 PM

Criminally underrated. I hope they can still bring it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2009 10:21 PM

Frodus were / are freaking incredible. And I also think there needs to be more than just a casual mention of The Van Pelt reuniting? Holy crap that's cool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2009 2:19 AM

I didn't realize anyone outside of the DC area knew who Frodus were. This is pretty crazy.

Posted by wembley | March 7, 2009 9:12 AM

Slip Productions is extremely honored to be able to put this show together! And yes, we are incredibly excited that The Van Pelt are reuniting for it :)

I live in Texas and have been a huge Frodus fan for about 14 years or so - definitely a big following outside of DC.

Please get there early!

Posted by Courtney | March 7, 2009 11:00 AM

i hope the trans magetti get back together too and tour with frodus. it would be like 1996 all over except i don't wear baggy pants anymore.

Posted by scott | March 7, 2009 11:17 AM

two things..

I am flying to texas just for this show.
and yes, let the trans megetti reunite and i'd blow a gasket.


Posted by kristian | March 8, 2009 12:37 PM

Frodus was REALLY huge during that period when bands like neil perry, saetia, you and i- etc were all the craze. They were actually good though!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2009 2:18 PM

I really did't think it was possible for anyone in texas to have heard Frodus in 1994.

Back then they were just selling their tapes and 7"s at Record Convergence.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2009 2:40 PM

This is going to be the best show of the year hands down!

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2009 3:15 PM

A FRODUS sighting as early as 2008.

Posted by ulysses | March 8, 2009 7:51 PM

The Van Pelt! Are they gonna play NYC? Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeding Train.

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2009 8:31 PM

i think the line up of Des Ark has changed since that song was released.

Posted by nick | March 8, 2009 10:06 PM

i want to live at this showcase. forever.

Posted by jessi | March 9, 2009 3:23 PM

Frodus are playing a warm-up gig in Arlington, VA next week.... here's the info:

Frodus Escape Plan SXSW warmup
with Andalusians, Tsarina + DJ DNF
Host: Frodus
Type: Party - LAN Party
Network: Global
Start Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 12:00am
Location: Murky Coffee Upstairs
Street: 3211 Wilson Blvd.
City/Town: Arlington, VA

Warmup show for Frodus (Escape Plan), performing songs from circa 1997-1999 about greed, corporations, and general disharmony of humans with the world.

(go around back murky coffee and upstairs)

$5 suggested donation

DJ David Nigel Flynn will be spinning tunes between and around the bands.

Posted by wembley | March 12, 2009 3:52 PM

murky show is facebook RSVP only due to limited capacity:

Posted by Frodus Ambassador X438 | March 14, 2009 11:58 AM

Just got back from Arlington/DC where Frodus played the warmup show...DO NOT MISS THE SXSW SHOW! it's going to melt faces.

Posted by :: smo :: | March 19, 2009 5:21 PM

how's shelby looking these days?

Posted by wembley | March 19, 2009 5:24 PM

here's a glimpse (with actual great audio)

Posted by xcorex | March 20, 2009 8:31 PM

two things..

I am flying to texas just for this show.
and yes, let the trans megetti reunite and i'd blow a gasket.


Posted by Cat Rc 60 Decal Kit | November 4, 2012 3:44 PM

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