The college town of Gainesville, Florida has long been home to some of hardcore’s best and brightest, and Frameworks is no exception. Loom, the band’s 2014 debut album, positioned it as another worthy addition to the city’s history, and Smother all but cements its place. On its first release for Deathwish Inc., Frameworks takes the best parts of Loom, mixes in the adventurousness of its Time Spent 7-inch from earlier this year, and comes away with a record that shows the band has found its own voice. The A.V. Club is premiering Smother’s opening track, “Fear Of Missing Out,” which highlights Frameworks’ ability to make tuneful, pounding hardcore. With guitars that flutter anxiously toward a cathartic release, ”Fear Of Missing Out” is a song that basks in the moment and isn’t concerned with what might be missed in the process.
Pre-orders for Smother are available now.
July 6—Dollhouse—Savannah, GA
July 7—The Odd Room—Charlotte, NC
July 8—Democracy Center—Boston, MA
July 9—Silent Barn—Brooklyn, NY
July 10—Pharmacy—Philadelphia, PA
July 11—The Depot—Baltimore, MD
July 12—House Show—Richmond, VA
July 13—Willies Underground Funk House—Jacksonville, FL
July 15—The Atlantic—Gainesville, FL *Record release show - free!*