A FRAMES - "2" LP
The A Frames second album – appropriately titled 2 – is the classic follow-up to their stellar debut. Influenced by their heroes Wire, the A Frames were not content to make their second album a copycat of their first. Instead, they took their sound and expanded it, making fifteen songs that twisted their post-punk cum KBD /garage style. Recorded in a weekend by Chris Woodhouse, the A Frames created one of the best albums of the ‘00s.
“Finally, someone has released a worthy follow up to Gang of 4’s Entertainment” wrote Go Metric. “You can throw all the Gang of Four/Fall/Wire references you want at this band, but all I can say is that the A-Frames are quite simply creating some of the most captivating sounds around. Their second full-length is even weirder than the first, adhering to the robot-wave construction of their first record, but tinkering with the
formula enough to keep it sounding new…These guys have put themselves yet another step or two ahead of the crowd with a record that may even be better than their first” countered Blank Generation.
Maximum RockandRoll said “this sucker is flat out classic…[Woodhouse] is starting to look like the Trademark of Quality for raw art-garage.” Roctober cooed “Though it seems
impossible for robots to have souls this is basically the lost, brilliant, organic Kraftwerk LP (where they added guitars). This is so futuristic it makes my vision hurt.”
The original year-2003 vinyl pressing of A Frames’ 2 sold out in three months. Ss let it go out of print, but, like the A Frames’ first album, the label has often been asked the question “Are you ever going to release it again?” The answer is Yes!
Recorded by Chris Woodhouse (Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Hospitals). Produced by Woodhouse, Scott Soriano (Ss Records), & the A Frames. Mastered by John Golden and pressed by RTI on premium vinyl, A Frames s/t is back in print in custom printed sleeves. Limited to 500 copies so act fast. (SS006)