Music Reviews

Loyal Frisby

The Escape

Velvet

When I heard Loyal Frisby (their lead singer’s name is actually “Loyal Frisbie”) play live recently, I thought they sounded like a slightly artier, more indie R.E.M. I’ll stick with that description for this CD. Maybe throw in some Pavement or Cake, as well. Guitar-based pop from this Gainesville band (that’s had more membership and name changes than even the bands I’ve been in) with quirky lyrics that don’t necessarily make sense from a linear standpoint, somewhat more arty than my personal preferences, but not to the point of being pretentious. Very nice vocals, simple direct instrumentation, and the occasional low-key organ part make this a very enjoyable record.

Velvet Records, PO Box 902, Gainesville, FL 32602, http://www.loyalfrisby.com


Recently on Ink 19...

New Music Now 008: doubleVee

New Music Now 008: doubleVee

Features

Join Ink 19 with Barb and Allan Vest for new music from Sydney, Australia band Bloods, Prey composer Sarah Schachner, and doubleVee’s own latest release, Treat Her Strangely. What was your first cassette tape, hmm?

Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Screen Reviews

Lily and Generoso review Hold Me Tight, the sixth feature directed by renowned actor Mathieu Amalric. Centered around a brilliant performance from Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island), Hold Me Tight is an unpredictable and remarkable psychological drama.

Sirens

Sirens

Screen Reviews

The fact that the band Slaves to Sirens exists is impressive, but that they live, love, and breathe to play metal takes things to another level. Sirens documents the journey. Review by Charles DJ Deppner.