Frameworks (band)

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Frameworks
Frameworks 2014.jpg
Frameworks performing live in 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Background information
OriginGainesville, Florida, U.S.
GenresScreamo, emo, post-hardcore, melodic hardcore
Years active2011 (2011)–present
LabelsTopshelf, Deathwish
Websiteframeworksband.com
Members
  • Cory Fischer
  • Matthew Horner
  • Wyatt Rajer
  • Bobby Heilman
  • Luke Pate

Frameworks are an American post-hardcore band from Gainesville, Florida that formed in 2011.[1] The band released its debut album, Loom, thorough Topshelf Records in 2014 before signing to Deathwish Inc. for its second studio album, Smother, released on July 8, 2016.

History[edit]

Guitarist Cory Fischer invited vocalist Luke Pate to join his Gainesville, Florida metal band a week before they were set to record their debut EP after their previous vocalist quit.[2] This metal band would eventually evolve into the screamo/post-hardcore band Frameworks in 2011. Recalling joining the metal band and starting his career as a screaming vocalist, Pate said: "I didn't have the slightest clue about what to do or how to do it, but I said yes for some reason [...] I just kind of fell into it, and that's how it started."[2] Early EPs from Frameworks include the self-released Every Day Is the Same (2011) and Small Victories (2013) released through 13th Floor Records.[3]

These early releases caught the attention of the indie label Topshelf Records, who announced they signed Frameworks in November 2013.[4] On signing to and working with Topshelf, Pate said: "I'd say it's been the best case scenario. I've always really respected those guys and the bands they work with. We've meshed really well."[5] Through the label, the band released its debut studio album Loom on April 29, 2014, which was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics.[6][7] Loom was produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) who was chosen to help create a "raw, but bright-sounding album and [Frameworks felt] that Shirley refined that vision."[1] To support the album, Frameworks released a music video for the title track "Loom",[8] embarked on an April-May 2014 tour with Gates[9] and an August 2014 tour with United Nations.[10] They closed out 2014 with a split EP between the Saddest Landscape featuring a Frameworks cover of the White Stripes' "Fell in Love with a Girl". All proceeds for the EP went to charity and both bands toured Europe together in support of its release in October 2014.[11]

In February 2016, Frameworks released an EP titled Time Spent through Topshelf Records.[12][13] The same month, the band announced they had signed to Jacob Bannon of Converge's indie label Deathwish Inc. and planned on releasing their second studio album later that year.[14] Their second studio album, titled Smother, was released on July 8, 2016 though Deathwish.[15]

Members[edit]

  • Cory Fischer – guitar
  • Matthew Horner – drums, percussion
  • Wyatt Rajer – bassman
  • Luke Pate – vocals
  • Bobby Heilman - guitar

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Loom (2014, Topshelf)
  • Smother (2016, Deathwish)

EPs[edit]

  • Every Day Is the Same (2011, self-released)
  • Small Victories (2013, 13th Floor)
  • Time Spent (2016, Topshelf)

Splits[edit]

  • Droughts / Frameworks / Kittyhawk / Prawn (split with Droughts, Kittyhawk and Prawn) (2014, Fair Weather)
  • Frameworks / The Saddest Landscape (split with the Saddest Landscape) (2014, Soft Speak)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Preamble" (2013)[16]
  • "Loom" (2014)[8]
  • "Purge" (2016)[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nassiff, Thomas (February 28, 2014). "Gainesville Punk Act Frameworks Stream New Single 'Loom' - Song of the Day". Fuse. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schiewe, Jessie (January 22, 2016). "Do It 'Til It Hurts: How to 'Scream-Sing' With Frameworks Vocalist, Luke Pate". SF Weekly. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Frameworks". Topshelf Records. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  4. ^ Kraus, Brian (November 2, 2013). "Frameworks sign to Topshelf Records". Alternative Press. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Sacher, Andrew (March 4, 2014). "Frameworks talk new LP, Gainesville scene & more, touring with Gates, playing BV-SXSW". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. ^ Kraus, Brian (March 1, 2014). "Frameworks (Topshelf Records) stream new song, 'Loom'". Alternative Press. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Reviews for Loom by Frameworks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Sharp, Tyler (August 12, 2014). "Frameworks (Topshelf Records) debut 'Loom' music video". Alternative Press. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  9. ^ Noisey Staff (March 26, 2004). "Listen to a New Song from Frameworks and Be Reminded of Your Favorite Screamo Bands of Yesteryear". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "United Nations and Frameworks played Saint Vitus with Primitive Weapons, and Descender". BrooklynVegan. August 4, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  11. ^ Carter, Emily (October 2, 2014). "Frameworks Cover The White Stripes' Fell In Love With A Girl". Kerrang!. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Ozzi, Dan (December 10, 2015). "Frameworks' New Song, 'Time Spent,' Is a Nod to the Glory Days of Emotional Hardcore". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  13. ^ Sacher, Andrew (December 10, 2015). "Frameworks releasing 'Time Spent' EP (stream the title track)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  14. ^ Sacher, Andrew (February 19, 2016). "Frameworks sign to Deathwish for new album, add leg with O'Brother to tour (updated dates)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  15. ^ Breihan, Tom (May 5, 2016). "Frameworks – 'Tangled'". Stereogum. SpinMedia. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  16. ^ Bird, Michele (November 26, 2013). "Frameworks debut 'Preamble' video". Alternative Press. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  17. ^ Bailey, Benjamin (May 25, 2016). "Frameworks Embrace the Outcast in Video for 'Purge'". Nerdist Industries. Legendary Entertainment. Retrieved May 28, 2016.

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