- This article is about the band, for the flying disc see frisbee, for company see Frisbie Pie Company.
Frisbie is a power pop quintet based out of Chicago, Illinois. The band is named after Steve Frisbie, one of the band's three singer-songwriters. Beside Frisbie (guitarist and vocalist), the group is made up of Gerald Dowd (drummer), Liam Davis (guitarist and vocalist), Matt Thompson (bassist), and Marcin Fahmy (keyboardist).
Frisbie booked their first tour, a three-week national tour going from Chicago to across the West Coast to Atlanta and then back to Chicago, himself with no prior booking-related experience. The band has also toured with power pop stalwarts such as Cheap Trick, Matthew Sweet, and Wilco.
The band independently released its debut album, The Subversive Sounds of Love, on July 11, 2000 on the now-defunct Hear Diagonally label. Songs from the album garnered a following among fans of underground music and related radio stations as well as musical journalists in that field.
Critic John Metzger of The Music Box praised the album, saying that "the group's songs combine the melodic pop of The Beatles with the heavy-handed thunder of The Who and the tight-knit harmonic luster of The Byrds". All Music Guide critic Matt Fink gave a mostly positive review, saying that "few bands have displayed such a mastery of pop songcraft on a debut" and "Frisbie gives hope to the power pop true believers." He also commented that the "personalities involved are never totally evident" and that the group lacked a more "adventurous" sound.
- Metzger, John (October 2000). "Frisbie - The Subversive Sounds of Love (Album Review)". The Music Box, Volume 7, No. 10. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
- "Steven Frisbie on Booking Your Own Tour". shurenotes.com. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
- Fink, Matt. "Subversive Sounds of Love - Overview". All Music Guide. Retrieved July 10, 2010.