Fort Frances-Alio

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. That’s true of life in general, but it holds even more true creatively. Especially if that form of creativity is how you make a living. For example, a musician might have years of prolific songwriting that envelopes all genres and styles. But once that artist starts making money and realizes it’s a certain kind of song people … Continue reading Fort Frances-Alio

Fort Frances at Schubas 9/23/2015

   Earlier this year Fort Frances put out their latest EP, No One Needs To Know Our Name. It’s managed to stay in my top 20 releases of 2015 through a summer that saw a lot of good music, so definitely check it out if you haven’t. It’s on Spotify and iTunes (not yet on Tidal). The album is markedly different from previous efforts, leaving … Continue reading Fort Frances at Schubas 9/23/2015

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

Two Great New Songs From Chicago Artists

Yesterday Fort Frances released the second single from the 5-song EP No One Needs To Know Our Name(the first is called “Anonymous”). “These Are The Mountains Moving” is a slow-moving, heavily combustible rock song that feels like it could explode at any second. The piano interlude after the first verse and chorus is like a little breather before the guitars and synth come in with … Continue reading Two Great New Songs From Chicago Artists

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