Fort Frances-No One Needs To Know Our Name EP

“Don’t confuse a memory of who you were with what you need.” With that line Fort Frances’ new EP reaches its climax, in the middle of the single “Anonymous,” and the band announces-without question-their plans to continue evolving. No One Needs To Know Our Name is a leap forward for the Chicago trio, leaning more toward rock than their folk beginnings. Traces of Spoon and … Continue reading Fort Frances-No One Needs To Know Our Name EP

MD Sits Down With David McMillin Of Fort Frances

It had been a while since the last time I got together with David, so we covered a little bit of ground off-screen. The main focus of this interview was the upcoming appearance at Ribfest in a couple days, and the new work Fort Frances is doing for a full-length with Sam Kassirer. David was also kind enough to play us a brand new song … Continue reading MD Sits Down With David McMillin Of Fort Frances

Fort Frances At Lincoln Hall 11/3/2013

2013 has been a pivotal year for the men in Fort Frances. They’ve attained goals, fulfilled lifelong dreams, and most importantly released some great music. It started back in the spring with the release of Harbor, the beautiful EP that has held strong in my Top 25 since it came out (currently #15). They toured a bit behind that, headed up to New York City … Continue reading Fort Frances At Lincoln Hall 11/3/2013

New Singles (Quick Hits For A Lazy Day)

After the James Joyce-like recap of the Way Over Yonder Fest yesterday, I’m taking it easy and just hitting you with a couple cool things out this week. I’m not going to get into it too much and just let the music speak for itself. Our old friend Patrick from The Poison Control Center has a new project called Gloom Balloon-it’s just him and Chris … Continue reading New Singles (Quick Hits For A Lazy Day)

Fort Frances @ Schubas, 5/5/2013

I don’t have a ton to add about Fort Frances’ live show. After last night’s performance, I believe the seventh time I’ve seen them live, I’m convinced they are one of the best live acts around. Pretty much every show has given a preview of at least one new song that hasn’t been released. They also do a great job of rearranging their material, so … Continue reading Fort Frances @ Schubas, 5/5/2013