Frontier Ruckus Reveal New Video + Album Out On Monday + UK Tour Dates‏

February 10, 2013


Frontier Ruckus unveil new video for ‘Careening Catalog Immemorial’, directed by David Meiklejohn“The filmmaker Derek Jarman once wrote that he ‘had seen very few films on male love which are gentle, they usually have a violent subtext,’ and I took that as a challenge,” Meiklejohn said of his fantastically refreshing portrayal of male youth. “I wanted to tell a story of young friends who love each other with such tenderness that even their fighting was sweet and playful.”

Songwriter Matthew Milia assembled “Careening Catalog Immemorial” from bits and pieces of lyrics and ideas he had left after most of the other 19 tracks on “Eternity of Dimming” were carefully finished. “It was a chance to have a lot of fun with all these lyrical orphans that I loved so much, but just hadn’t been able to find a home elsewhere,” Milia said. “What I had was a catalog of whacky couplets and cocky rhymes, each becoming its own stanza of disparate memories and eras for this metaphorical white limousine or minivan to careen through on the black-ice. It’s some memory-vehicle traveling recklessly from world to world of a tender childhood psyche.”

In some synchronous twist of fate, Meiklejohn had the perfect mental compliment to the Milia’s memory-vehicle. “I took a walk and tried to think of the absolute raddest thing in my life right now, and then I remembered a photo I saw of my teenaged friend Isaac and his pals hanging out shirtless around a table of food after a hearty Thanktober feast,” the director recalled. He promptly called up his young friend and pitched the idea of recreating the scene with all his (non-actor) friends. Two weeks later the video was shot in his house. 

“The result was perhaps the purest distillation of idyllic youth mingling with abrupt adult punctuation that I shot to represent throughout the album” Milia added. “Definitely an accidental personal fav of mine on the record.”

New album ‘Eternity Of Dimming’ out on Monday.  Amazon pre-order
“Winning European debut for Detroit four-piece”  8/10  UNCUT
“Quietly compelling” ★★★★  THE SUN
“In an era rife with contrived “folk” acts from Brooklyn, hearing a group like Frontier Ruckus can feel like a godsend. The Michigan folk-rock four-piece dishes out soft-spoken stories about life in its home state, with an earnestness seldom found in a scene with its share of homogenous groups. The new album Eternity of Dimming is panoramic, providing listeners with vivid scenes of Michigan through lead singer and songwriter Matthew Milia’s sometimes dark poetic verse.” – PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER
 UK TOUR – MARCH 2013 
01 – Windmill, LONDON
16 – Start The Bus, BRISTOL
17 – Whelans, DUBLIN
19 – Ruby Lounge, MANCHESTER
20 – Bloc Bar, GLASGOW
21 – Fibbers, YORK
22 – Jericho Tavern, OXFORD
23 – The Borderline, LONDON

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