California indie rock outfit Francisco The Man will release their debut album, Loose Ends, on October 27th via Fat Possum/Small Plates Records. In anticipation, the album is streaming in full below.
The band has actually been in existence for seven years, but only had a single EP and series of 7-inch singles to their name prior to the release of Loose Ends. There’s ample reason for the general inactivity, though: The last near-decade has seen the foursome take plenty of time off, move from Riverside, CA to Los Angeles, swap out members a few times, and even endure a near-death experience at a roller rink.
A press release describes the albums as being built upon questions and anxieties, “with each subsequent verse and track, (the band) seem to find the answers in themselves,” adding, “Each song comes in with a certain message, but with a sound that blends garage rock, new wave, and shoegaze, the message becomes enveloped in something complete different.”
The album is preceded by three singles, “Big Ideas”, “It’s Not Your Fault”, and “Progress”.
Pre-orders are ongoing.
Loose Ends Tracklist:
01. You & I
02. In The Corners
03. Big Ideas
05. In My Dreams
06. It’s Not Your Fault
08. I Am Not
09. I Used to Feel Fine
10. It’s True, It’s You
The band also has several upcoming dates in support of the record. Consult their full schedule below.
Francisco The Man 2014 Tour Dates:
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
12/04 – Sacramento, CA @ Witch Room
12/05 – Boise, ID @ Crazy Horse
12/06 – Spokane, WA @ Bartlett
12/07 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/08 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
12/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
12/11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
12/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
12/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
12/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room