Frank Smith’s name might be misleading — as the Austin-based group’s Facebook page points out, “Frank Smith is a band, not a man” — but the title of their upcoming album, Nineties (out April 2), couldn’t shoot any straighter. Frontman Aaron Sinclair conjures the spirit of Sebadoh on stumble-stomper “How Many Ways,” slurring his way through twitchy paranoia with lines like, “Bad ideas won’t leave me alone / They want to know why I won’t lay on the floor,” before hollering “How many ways / Can we fuck this up?” over beer-bloated guitars. The foggy coda collaged on the end comes right on cue.
Stream “How Many Ways” below and scroll down further for the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Frank Smith 2013 tour dates:
March 7 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
March 13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW