Froth Announce New LP Duress, Share First Single “Laurel”

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Froth began as a practical joke. No, really—that’s not some pointed way of commenting on their musical progression. Froth actually did start out as a joke.

A few years and albums later, however, the Los Angeles trio have placed some distance between their days of fake band hijinks (think staged publicity photos and blank vinyl pressings) and the present, announcing Tuesday the due date of their forthcoming record, Duress, out everywhere via Wichita Recordings June 7. Froth have also shared their first single and music video (dir. Courtney Gavin of The Courtneys) from the project—a grimy-meets-dreamy strummer that, in true prankster fashion, centers around the internet’s infamous Yanny vs. Laurel debate.

“This song is about a guy who listened to the Yanny/Laurel thing and he can only hear Laurel,” the band share in a statement. “He’s really passionate about Laurel being the correct pronunciation to the point where he will die before admitting otherwise. In the end, he reveals that he loves his girlfriend more than he loves the correct pronunciation of ‘Laurel/Yanny.’”

All jokes aside, “Laurel” is a lighthearted foray into shoegaze-soaked noise-rock, offering up the sort of dazed, nostalgic frivolity that reminds you of warming temperatures. Give it a listen. We’re pretty certain you won’t hear “Yanny.”

Watch the music video for “Laurel” below and check out Froth’s tour dates further down, along with the tracklist and album art for Duress.

Duress Album Art:

Duress Album Art

Duress Tracklist:
01. Laurel
02. Catalog
03. Dialogue
04. A2
05. Department Head
06. 77
07. John Peel Slowly
08. Xvanos
09. Slow Chamber
10. Syndrome

Froth Tour Dates:

May
29 – Olympia, Wash. @ Capitol Theatre #
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir (early show, all ages) #
30 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir (late show) # (Sold Out)
31 – Spokane, Wash. @ Volume Fest

June
01 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile #
03 – Victoria, B.C. @ Copper Owl #
04 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Clubhouse #
07 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room, Desert Daze Presents $
19 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Bunkhouse *
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar *
21 – El Paso, Texas @ Love Buzz *
22 – San Antonio, Texas @ Lime Light *
23 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda *
24 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada *
25 – Houston, Texas @ Satellite *
26 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi Tone Cafe *
28 – Madison, Wis. @ UW-Madison *
29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Logan Square Arts Festival *
30 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups *

July
02 – Washington, D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong *
03 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere Rooftop * %
05 – Somerville, Mass. @ ONCE Ballroom *
06 – Montreal, Que. @ Bar Le Ritz *
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Baby G *
08 – Detroit, Mich. @ UFO Factory *
10 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Total Drag *
12 – Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall *

August
23 – Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Fuzz Club Festival

(# = w/ Black Marble)
(* = w/ Versing)
(% = w/ A Place To Bury Strangers DJs [DJ Set])
($ = Release Show w/ Adult Books)

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