“Lethal” By Frost Children

Northern Transmissions Song of the Day is “Lethal" By Frost Children
Northern Transmissions Song of the Day is “Lethal" By Frost Children

Frost Children have returned with “Lethal.” the track, described as a love ballad inspired by emo and pop punk, but with a sentiment more authentic than mere influence. The duo’s album Speed Run was Self recorded this Spring in a cabin in the Poconos Mountains, and mixed by Al Carlson (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jessica Pratt, Laurel Halo) in Brooklyn, New York, at first listen the new project can still feel chaotically uneasy, albeit in a way that feels whittled down to the band’s emotional core.

Frost Children are influenced by their older brother’s dubstep collection as well as going to see acts like Virtual Riot at an outdoor amphitheater in their hometown. Their own initial sonic experiments came from “imagining the space music was being played and celebrated in,” equipped with the idea that you can transcend the limitations of what’s around you. Sending each other stems over voice notes between NYC (where Angel went to university for neuroscience while living in a house that threw DIY shows) and Nashville (where Lulu went to college and would often be commissioned to produce singer-songwriter tracks for $50 a pop), they decamped back to St. Louis during the pandemic where they began to amass a discography of hyperactive sounds. This culminated in the release of last year’s SPIRAL, an electric record that traverses genres from emotive synth-pop to turbulent punk, formed out of the duo’s sky’s-the-limit aspirations that you can make anything work in pop music.

As they imagine on “Bob Dylan,” “he thought about making a song about these places / in an effort to prove to the listener that all art becomes part of the machine.” While cultural consumption is inevitable, Frost Children never lose the sense that being emphatically themselves is enough to carve out a meaningful space. Zeroing in on bringing vocals to the front, they control the narration of their hypnotic electronic pop, whether it’s sincerity processed through the warped glaze of punctured autotune in “Marigold’’ or the blissful, iced-out strings of “Stare At The Sun,” which breaks down the fragile barrier that comes with imagining what’s possible. With that, comes commitment: “you just gotta own it,” the duo reflects. “Never delete anything!”

Frost Children 2023 tour dates

9/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
9/20 – Vancouver, CA @ The Pearl #
9/21 – Portland, OR @ Holocene #
9/22 – Boise, ID @ Flipside Fest #
9/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell #
9/24 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
9/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre #
9/27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre #
9/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line #
9/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
9/30 – Detroit, MI @ Tangent Gallery #
10/1 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner #
10/3 – Lakewood, OH @ The Roxy #
10/4 – Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club #
10/5 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques #
10/6 – Boston, MA @ Royale #
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
10/12 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater #
10/13 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
10/14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
10/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
10/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Toulouse Theatre #
10/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
10/19 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory #
10/21 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room #
10/22 – San Antonio, Tx @ Paper Tiger #
10/24- Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater #
10/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre #
11/11 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant %

# = w/ George Clanton and death dynamic shroud
% = w/ Gravity Kills

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