The Fashionably Late Top 125 of 2019: Froth

Another rough year corresponded to another bumper crop of excellent music. Once again, my list is huge, because I fell in love with each of these 125 records and found it impossible to not include all of them in my fashionably late list.

I'm choosing to post my favorites in alpha order from A-Z again this year. You'll probably find some records that everyone and their fifth cousin raved about, but I hope you'll also find a few records that might be new to you, and that you'll fall in love with them as much as I have.

My thanks, as always, to the artists who created these records.


Who: Froth

What: Duress

When: June 2019

Where: Wichita Recordings

Why: Froth might not have started life with the aim of becoming a proper band, but that's precisely what happened. This LA outfit's latest LP, Duress, features disarming, disheveled noise; wave after wave of fuzz-coated waking daydreams with short attention spans and a fondness for experimentation. Prickly pear guitar wanders and weaves, never missing a chance to take a detour, and don't be surprised to hear some electronic shenanigans that sound right at home. As Duress goes on, Froth's sound continues to twist and turn, refusing to stand still.     

[posted 3.21.20]


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