The Frank and Walters
Beauty Becomes More Than Life
The Frank and Walters are an anachronism, a genuine oasis of dated English pop in a desert of genericized music. Lovely, dank dark British tunes that could come straight out of a John Hughes teen film, you know, the scene near the end with the guy and the girl (especially the measured “Stop”, with its steady bass line and mournful chorus). The Frank and Walters are not so much stuck in the past as preserving something worth having around, and they’re doing a damn fine job of keeping it fresh.
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