Frontier(s) "The Plains" 7"
Featuring former Elliott frontman Chris Higdon and ex-members of hardcore/punk standouts Mouthpiece, Stay Gold and The Enkindels, Frontier(s) debut 7", The Plains, manages to seamlessly bridge the gap between the melodic, ethereal indie rock of Higdon's Elliott-era material and the blistering hardcore punk of the other members' earlier efforts. Side A, track "The Plains," channels enough hardcore angst and Husker Due styled buzzsaw guitar to make even the most jaded scenester flip their wig, while the B-side, "Radiomine," features pounding rhythms and a swirling wall of sound that land the listener somewhere smack in the middle of post-punk England and Washington, D.C.'s Revolution Summer. For fans of Elliott, Pavement, Fairweather, and Husker Du. 7" includes digital download.