The Frontier Brothers

The Frontier Brothers

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Amid a sea of attention from the likes of Spin, NPR, and MTV, these Austin rockers don't care- they’re just here to kick ass. Eccentric, tight, and aggressively brilliant, The Frontier Brothers are gun-slinging alt-rockers drunk on Pavement, Bowie, and Davies.

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Biography

From a bar room brawl to sweaty clubs across the nation, The Frontier Brothers are raising fists and turning heads with their own rowdy brand of gun-slinging indie pop. The Austin-based quartet's 2010 EP, You Should Start A Band, has built an impressive buzz; After the group debuted the new single "You Should Start a Band" at their CMJ showcase in New York City, legendary DJ Matt Pinfield immediately picked up the party-punk anthem to feature on the acclaimed NYC rock station 101.9 RXP. The single spent 5 weeks on the specialty radio charts (FMBQ - peaked at #21). In 2010 alone, The Frontier Brothers shared the stage with such diverse acts as Matt & Kim, Wale, and What Made Milwaukee Famous and played sold out shows at venues such as NYC's Webster Hall (Studio) and Austin's The Parish Room.
Of course, The Frontier Brothers are no strangers to attention. The dynamic indie rockers have been critical favorites since the release of their sharply crafted cinematic debut, Space Punk Starlet in 2008. Zap! Bang! Magazine hailed Space Punk Starlet as “proof that there is far more to them than any other American Indie Rock band out there at the moment.” Writing for Paste Magazine, Andy Whitman listed the album among his favorites for 2008. Spin Magazine tuned in to the buzz as well, featuring the band in the June 2008 SXSW feature, “Bands on the Run.”
As The Houston Chronicle proclaims, "The Frontier Brothers are something I have never quite heard before, a punky sort of rock that isn't afraid to dress up with some Bacharachian fussiness." Dressed up or throwing down, The Frontier Brothers have staked their claim - a joyfully raucous remedy to the bored hipster blues.

Lyrics

Everyone's A Neutron Bomb

Written By: The Frontier Brothers

When I die
I will take you on a train.
Past lovers passing by, killing all my critics for me,
overseas where they will never know me.

When I'm gone, take the earliest 3 a.m. train,
you put me on the winning path, but the oil burns
and it turns me right back to hell!

Right back to my darling
do you know you're mother well, or have you had
some complications? Josephine, well whatever did you mean?
Only gorgeous when I'm gone, everyone's a neutron bomb, alright.

She loosened her hair,
she surrendered like the rain,
she's fucked up, but she's ok!

Darling, do you know you're mother well, or have you had
some complications. Josephine, well whatever did you mean?
Only gorgeous when I'm gone, everyone's a neutron bomb, alright!

Ok (OK!)
When a coal miners daughter
comes to call your name it's okay.

And everyone's, everyone's a neutron bomb,
only gorgeous when they're gone, gone gone.

Well alright, Josephine you are breaking the heart of a heart-breakin' man,
help me understand. Take the light of a star like a candle to the grave
of your most beloved pet.

Space Punk Starlet

Written By: The Frontier Brothers

Space punk starlet!

Rudely going through life, too much of a man,
with fists for his hands, he's got a girl and she's
got a plan to start a band. He didn't come to Earth to fight
so long as someone kindly might show her some chords,
but I've been dreadfully lonely and bored,
I've searched the stars, looked in bars, for the space punk starlet
of my hollywood dreams.

And I loved her.

But I can't fall asleep at night,
underneath the stars with a lover at large
in the city that received my surrender so long ago.
Watch me as I make my way back to you.

Well I've never been out to space,
but I'll take some tips there.
I said throw out your shame,
but all of his fame was based on his rage.

The ambitions of men are so cruel and so thin,
you never can win. I walk off the stage right back to the page
where I began, don't try and shake my hand! Don't try and shake my hand!

Cause I hated him.

But I can't fall asleep at night,
underneath the stars with a lover at large
in the city that received my surrender so long ago.

Dusty why aren't you ever coming through,
yeah you wrote a bad review, yeah you wrote a bad review!
Dusty, why aren't coming through, yeah you wrote a bad review!
Yeah, you wrote a bad review!

Take It For Love

Written By: The Frontier Brothers

Well I was walking through an open door to you.
And I could see the anger in your eyes.
Knew I was gonna get hit right in the face, but I kissed you anyway.
Knew I was gonna get hit right in the face, but I kissed you anyway.
And I’ll take it. Yeah, I’ll take it.
Know I’ll take it for love.
Well I know that love can sometimes hurt.
But I know that I loved her.
Knew I was gonna get hit right in the face, but I kissed you anyway.
Knew I was gonna get hit right in the face, but I kissed you anyway.
And I’ll take it. And I’ll take it. I’ll take it, take it, take it for love!

So go get me some whisky.
Come up and kiss me.
Go on and hit me now! Ooh yeah!
Cause’ I’ll take it for love.

Well maybe I was getting sad all the time.
Caught between my water and my wine.
You can hate me now and I don’t mind.
You’re just a waste of my time.
You can hit me now and I don’t mind.
You’re just a waste of my time.
And I’ll take it. Yeah I’ll take it for love!
So go get me some whisky.
Come up and kiss me.
Go on and hit me now,.
Hey Baghwan come save me, I’ve been feeling down lately.
Lately I’ve been feeling down.
If Jesus Christ was an atheist and Ghandi a racist,
Then I’ll take it, then i’ll take it, know I’ll take it for love.

Discography

The Strut Single - 2011 TBA
2010 Debut on NPR's Earth and Sky

You Should Start A Band EP - 2010
Single Radio Debut
April 1, 2010: #21 on Specialty Radio Charts (SubModern)
Widespread national and college radio play including..
101X Austin, KUT, 101.9 RXP New York, KCRW, WEND Charlotte, WXPN Philly

Space Punk Starlet LP - 2008
Space Punk Starlet (101X Austin, KVRX Texas, KUT Austin, WOXY Radio, WNYU, LALA)

Solar Power Struggle EP - 2007
Jump Blues (KVRX Texas, WRVU Nashville, KTCU Fort Worth, WRVU Nashville, Pop Candy Podcast, KTCU, KVRX Texas)

Electronic Progress EP - 2006
Christmasville (Darkhorse Radio UK, KVRX Texas, Radio Crystal Blue)

Set List

Set Length: 45min-90min

Typical Setlist
1. Space Punk Starlet
2. Get Up Go
3. Take It For Love
4. Christmasville
5. Everyone's A Neutron Bomb
6. Squid Song
7. Kickstand Woman
8. Starry Globes and Stereos
9. Jump Blues
10. T.E.S.S. (Robot Song)
11. You Should Start A Band