Aaron Frank
Aaron Frank graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Louisville. He has written about music and pop culture for Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club, The Village Voice and LA Weekly.
Aaron Frank is just another case about the wrong path Every year, as the weather gets warmer, I always find myself trying to get outside more often to enjoy it. But with climate change destroying the weather patterns I grew accustomed to in my youth, spring essentially ceases to exist. In its place is a […]
Frank N Beats Mix: 002 April 23, 2014
Aaron Frank woke up early on his bornday This month’s mix is mostly instrumental, but it’s difficult to ignore the vast crop of talented producers coming out of the UK at the moment. In waiting a couple extra days to put this mix together, I was able to score new tracks from two of my […]
Aaron Frank is wearing crushed out velour. This mix is in continuation of a series I started on my old website a few years back. The series was initially designed to share my latest finds in the electronic and hip-hop genres with friends old and new. Three years after moving away from my hometown, I […]
The Return of The Horrors February 28, 2014
Aaron Frank is a 4th cousin, twice removed from Bela Lugosi. The Horrors’ new single is a bold statement about their current direction in style. On their first two albums, the UK psych-rockers were heartbroken and bitter, and dressed the part. With 2011’s Skying and their new single “I See You,” it’s clear they moved […]
Aaron Frank is a swagger veteran. Those staying in tune to the garage rock scene are well aware of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees’ recent quest for world domination. Over the past few years, these two artists have toured and released albums nonstop. Their massive contributions with Carrion Crawler and Sinners are sincerely applauded. […]
Aaron Frank is appearing on the second episode of the Bret Easton Ellis podcast. While Dam Funk maintained an impressive reign over the funk genre in 2013, the next generation is hot on his heels, most notably Oakland producer B. Bravo, who blessed us with this blistering new premiere. I’ve always considered B. Bravo the […]
Over the past several years, I’ve noticed some trends in my listening habits with regard to the changing of the seasons. In the spring and summer, I typically listen to more uptempo rock and electronic music, but in the fall and winter, after all the cookouts and music festivals have ended, it’s folk, alt-country and […]
Aaron Frank is in favor of everlasting bass. It’s only been a few weeks since Perera Elsewhere (aka Sasha Perera) first emerged with her startlingly brilliant single “Bizarre.” Known to many as the lead singer of Berlin-based electronic trio Jahcoozi, Perera takes a more measured and relaxed approach to her solo work, particularly on “Bizarre,” […]
Aaron Frank wrote this on a catamaran. There’s no way to circumvent that Pure Bathing Culture sound a lot like Beach House. Aside from the similarities in instrumentation, both bands are female fronted duos trafficking in similar strains of hazy dream-pop. But on occasion, you’ll see a new artist successfully re-purposing and expanding a template […]
Aaron Frank is also a fan of the Ol’ Dirty Bastard original. While they’re not as prolific as reigning garage rock king Ty Segall, Long Beach’s Crystal Antlers have made an equally significant impact on the SoCal indie scene over the past few years. Mixing psych, garage and glam and evoking influences as diverse as […]