Missing DuFrenes
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Missing DuFrenes

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"Mile High Makeout: New Friends Take One"

Just a couple of days ago, I received and accepted (I always accept) a friend request from a Denver band I heard OF, but never heard. This particular outfit is called Missing Dufrenes, and I'm aware that I should have known about this band before now, but that's how things go. The world -- and Denver -- is just filled with so many great bands that it's impossible to actually know all of them.

After accepting the friend request, I clicked over to the Missing Dufrenes' profile and flicked the music player on, streaming six tracks of upbeat, melodic rock-and-roll. While Jonathan Snyder's vocal melodies are occasionally a little too familiar, there's a great pop sensibility at work here, balanced by a compulsion to make a lot of good ol' rock noise. To be honest, I'm excited about this group, and I can already hear many of you kind readers saying, in your inimitable way, "Well, duh!"

According to the very same MySpace page, Missing Dufrenes is playing a Bush farewell party at the hi-dive on January 20th, and then releasing a full-length CD at the Larimer Lounge on March 6th. I'll be there. --Eryc Eyl - Mile High Makeout

"Top bands of 2008 & Top bands of 2009"

Appeared on the Denver Post's list of top bands two years in a row

2008 - #239
2009 - #187 - the Denver Post

"Missing DuFrenes at Larimer Lounge"

Taking their odd name from a bit by Mitch Hedberg, the Missing DuFrenes write good old-fashioned rock n roll with a dash of tomfoolery. While many bands mining similar territory opt for some kind of blues thing, Jonathan Snyder and Peter Higgins crib from the shambolic rock of the Replacements, with melodic hooks that sidestep the cheesiness that plagued most later-era pop-punk bands. There is also nothing stripped down about the music these guys produce, despite their being essentially a two-piece unit. Instead, you'll find an invigorating drive and scintillating guitar work. As with their clear influences, the Dufrenes are good for a nice, acerbic, lyrical turn of phrase. Catch them at the Larimer Lounge this Friday, March 6, when they serve up their debut long-player of engaging, energetic power pop.
-Tom Murphy - Westword


Still working on that hot first release.



Missing DuFrenes began as sound coming from open mics, living rooms and basements around Denver. For years, the songs of Jonathan Snyder could only be heard by those whom he happened to cross paths with, while a guitar was handy. After years of warming the bench of Denver's music scene, it was time to get in the game and Missing DuFrenes was formed. The DuFrenes have gone on to turn heads and tap toes with sparkling pop-hooks and well crafted song writing. The DuFrenes have a sound that's edgy yet accessible combining punk-rock energy with pop sensibility. Each song is different in sound and story, and has a clever ability to "tell it how it is."

Over the years Missing DuFrenes have won over crowds, and empty bars, by putting on consistently tight performances with an invigorating drive. Missing DuFrenes has shared the stage with notable acts such as the Supersuckers, Muimy Troll, Tigercity and the High Strung.

Pop sensibility, balanced by a compulsion to make a lot of good ol' rock noise. -Eryc Eyl, Mile High Makeout

Invigorating drive and scintillating guitar work, with melodic hooks that sidestep the cheesiness that plagued most later-era pop-punk bands.