Frail Body streaming Deathwish debut, touring with For Your Health
Deathwish-signed Rockford, IL screamo band Frail Body (not to be confused with the similarly named Deathwish-associated screamo band Frail Hands) have been making a name for themselves for a few years now, with two EPs, a single, and a four-way split with Infant Island, Massa Nera, and dianacrawls under their belts. They inked the deal with Deathwish recently and released their first full-length on that label, A Brief Memoriam, just last week. They do raw yet pretty, atmospheric, post-rocky screamo in the vein of late ’90s / early ’00s bands like Envy and Saetia, and if you like those bands, you’re probably gonna like A Brief Memoriam too. (They also got picked to tour with classic screamo band Jeromes Dream earlier this year.) Frail Body aren’t really breaking the mold or anything, but they do this sound really well. Give the record a listen and watch the video for opener “Pastel” below.
Frail Body are also touring this December with Columbus, OH’s For Your Health (mem Arrows In Her), another new-ish band who revive ’90s-style screamo (and who also opened for Jeromes Dream this year), but in a more spastic, discordant way, as you can hear on their split album with Shin Guard, Death of Spring, which got a digital/cassette release earlier this year and is getting a vinyl release in January. You can stream it below.
The tour with Frail Body comes to NY/NJ for a show at Trenton’s Mill Hill Basement on December 9 with Sick Shit, and Kissies; and one at Brooklyn’s Gold Sounds on December 10 with Detach The Islands, Horse Torso, and Pique (tickets). All dates are listed below.
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Frail Body — 2019 Tour Dates
NOV 27 WED Bierstube Moline Moline, IL w/ wristmeetrazor
DEC 8 SUN Holy Frigoles Baltimore, MD
DEC 9 MON Mill Hill Basement Trenton, NJ*
DEC 10 TUEGold Sounds Brooklyn, NY*
DEC 11 WED Opus Underground Salem, MA w/ HarborLights*
DEC 12 THU Rat Den Albany, NY*
DEC 13 FRI La Sotterenea Montréal, Canada
DEC 14 SAT Grand Canyon Toronto, Canada
DEC 15 SUN Sugar City Buffalo, NY*
* – w/ For Your Health