The veteran local rockers will release the full-length ‘Freaks’ on Oct. 15 through Old Flame Records
Frontier Folk Nebraska’s forthcoming album, ‘Freaks’A decade after their debut album release, Pearls, Greater Cincinnati rockers Frontier Folk Nebraska have announced that their latest LP, Freaks, will be out Oct. 15 on Old Flame Records.
Today, CityBeat is thrilled to share the first cut from the album, “Teenage Freaks,” a joyous, sky-high Power Pop anthem that would slide perfectly into a playlist between Big Star and Cheap Trick.
The new album — the cover of which features the same illustration style that first appeared on last year’s Foolish Frank EP and looks as if the FFN members turned the oldify setting on FaceApp up to 11(00) — is described as “a love letter to their awkward teenage selves and their listeners alike.” It’s “a concept record in both the same ways as The Wall or The Ramones. Overarching stories and characters; unifying righteous riffs.”
The nine-track album was recorded in West Virginia and Covington and features guest keyboardists Elaina McCormick and Jeremy Batten, as well as the drumming platoon of Bud Carroll (who did the recording for the West Virginia sessions) and longtime FFN drummer Mark Becknell. Elijah Batson is now the band’s full-time drummer.
Freaks is up for presale now via Bandcamp. The pre-orders include versions pressed on different vinyl, CDs (“The album was meant for cruising and you don’t want text messages buzzing in and dropping volume while your driving, do you?” the description asks) and a baseball-style T-shirt/jersey with the “Teenage Freaks” artwork.