Posted by: will | May 30, 2006


Band You Should Have Known

Frodus were an amazing spazzy/hardcore band from the Washington, D.C. area. The band released a staggering amount of material but are probably best known for the last two full-length albums. 1998’s Conglomerate International saw the band absolutely perfecting their signature spazzy sound. Their full-blown hardcore cover of Devo‘s “Explosions” on the album is stunning. All of this led up to the band’s incredible masterpiece. 2001 saw the release of Frodus’ swan song And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea. It was an jaw-dropping record that not even the most diehard Frodus fans could have ever expected. Leaving much of their signature sound behind, the band had matured into a post-hardcore behemoth. And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea saw the band successfully experimenting with expanding and stretching their sound in numerous ways. While the album was certainly more accessible in many respects, it was just as powerful as Frodus’ earlier material and much more accomplished. And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea was my favorite record in 2001 and one that left me incredibly sad that I had to bid farewell to the band. Band members have gone on to form Decahedron, Frantic Mantis and The Out Circuit.

Listen: Frodus – The Earth Isn’t Humming (mp3)



  1. […] Ingram of Coalesce, Rachel Burke of Beauty Pill all make vocal contributions. If you were a fan of Frodus‘ amazing swan song, And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea, you should really dig this record. […]

  2. […] “Come Out Shooting” sounds incredibly familiar to the moody strains that highlighted Frodus‘ masterpiece And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea. Burke’s give and take between […]

  3. […] awesome territory here. The band brings to mind the frantic nature of Shelby Cinca’s bands (Frodus and Decahedron to be exact). There has always been something almost mathematical about […]

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