ABOUT THE FRAIL
Over the past few years, velvet-throated vocalist Daniel Lannon and hyper-prolific producer Kevin Durr and Israel Chavarin have propelled the group from a Craigslist collaboration to a stage-shattering electro-pop act worthy of international acclaim. Pushing the pop and electronic boundaries to something bigger, their music is a hybrid of indie, pop, synth, Top 40, and electro. Defying traditional genre classification, the group’s electro-tinged cuts toe the line between a falsetto homage to Michael Jackson and the hyper-literate electro experimentation of DFA acts like LCD Soundsystem.
Building on the foundation of their new album LoveDeathLegend, set by Producer and Engineer Patrick Brown at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, the band was recently invited by Converse to finish recording their album at the Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, which will be released later this year.
Daniel Lannon, Vox
Izzy Chavarin, Bass
“The Frail won’t be San Francisco’s secret much longer.” – Spooonful
“Daniel Lannon, shown, and Kevin Durr’s grooves have that rare ability to frighten and soothe, as if Robert Smith’s guitar lead on “Just Like Heaven” was put in a blender with shards of sliver.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“The Frail’s electro-tinged cuts toe the line between falsetto homage to Michael Jackson and the hyper-literate electro experimentation of DFA acts like LCD Soundsystem.” – MOG Music Network
“The Frail make a dirty sort of electro-fun that’s a perfect soundtrack for both dance parties and illegal activities. Ideally: illegal dance parties.” – Flavorpill
“San Francisco synthpop specialists THE FRAIL packed club popscene last month with and delivered an energetic set that enticed a near riot on the dance floor!” -Aaron Axeslsen, Popscene / Live 105
“Multifaceted while still remaining balanced with the touches of nasally falsetto vocals, monotone melodies, and edgy beats.” -Plug In
“Hypnotic synths, breathy and falsetto vocals, crisp drums and pulsating bass pierced through the fog to create both a wistful soundscape like that of The Postal Service, and a heavier, more volatile design like that of The Faint.” -Performer Magazine
“The Frail has already become an addiction for me.” -Elise Nordling / SOMA FM
“I can imagine this music having a wider appeal.” -The Beat Surrender