Toronto Post-Punks FRIGS Share New Single "Talking Pictures", Announce Debut LP

When a self-described term like “Post-Punk” is mentioned, the FRIGS completely nail it. The rising Toronto band announce their debut full-length album, Basic Behaviour, due out February 23, 2018, via Arts & Crafts. The band today share the new track “Talking Pictures” and announce an expansive 27-date North American tour. 
‘Talking Pictures’ was a turning point in the development of Basic Behaviour. There was a starkness to it that really resonated with us at the time, becoming a catalyst for a new style of songwriting that would eventually finish the record,” recalls vocalist Bria Salmena. “Lyrically, it is about the need to be stimulated. It was written during a period where I felt a lack of both external and internal encouragement, preventing me from thinking freely or creatively. Falling into a void of routine, I was distracting myself from real life experiences, and those experiences once examined, seemed only filtered through interactions with technology and social media. In writing this song, I attempted to explore this void and my distracted state in hopes of losing any numbness I felt in my day-to-day life.

FRIGS is made up of BriaDuncanLucas, and Kris. The band pairs together and utilizes dissonance and melody perfectly together. The band isn’t about reinventing any new genres but rather embracing what’s already come before them and capitalizing on the energy and sound. vocalist Bria Salmena uses her voice to great effect, leading the band down an assortment of tracks that are captivating and invigorate a genre that occasionally seems as if it’s near death. That’s no easy task. 
Tour Dates:
03/01 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz
03/02 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub
03/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
03/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie – Upstairs
03/05 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
03/06 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
03/07 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
03/08 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
03/12 – Atlanta, GA – Gasa Gasa
03/13 – New Orleans, LA – Masquerade
03/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley of the Vapors Festival
03/19 – Kansas City, MO – miniBar
03/21 – Denver, CO – Streets of London
03/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/23 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
03/24 – Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
03/26 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
03/27 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
03/29 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
03/30 – Edmonton, AB – Bohemia
03/31 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s Cantina
04/01 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
04/04 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
04/06 – London, ON – Rum Runners
04/07 – Toronto, ON – Garrison

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