Frameworks – Time Spent

frameworks-timespentBand: Frameworks
EP: Time Spent
Label: Topshelf Records
Release date: 5 February
Sounds like: a melted magic eye picture of a post-hardcore world

I’m familiar with the jarring discontent of Gainesville’s Frameworks, having talked about their track Loom on this very website a couple of years ago. Time hasn’t mellowed these spiky and agitated bunch as Time Spent indicates, bristling with scratching, fiery determination. This isn’t meathead hardcore though; Frameworks inject heaps of melody and weather-beaten emotion into their layered sound; falling somewhere between the intense bursts of raw, burning energy of Touché Amoré and the blistering white-knuckle wildcard of The Chariot. There’s a swirling, cacophonous bite to Time Spent, especially in the last 50 seconds, as guitars build and overlap to create a vicious and blunt-edged attack, before finishing in a twisted wreckage, of glitches, muted electronic-whines and claustrophobic feedback.

The other track (Worn Out) isn’t available yet, but a new album will follow this brief, but intriguing EP later on this year. If it’s anything like the strength displayed on Time Spent, then Frameworks could be serious contenders.

Frameworks are on tour with skate-emo-types Donovan Wolfington in February (not over on these shores sadly):

26/2 Chicago, IL
27/2 Columbus,OH
28/2 Pittsburgh, PA
1/3 Baltimore, MD
2/3 Cambridge, MA
3/3 Brooklyn, NY
4/3 Philadelphia, PA
5/3 Amityville, NY
7/3 Richmond, VA
8/3 Atlanta, GA

Hit up the Frameworks website for more information and gifs of people smashing stuff up, it’s pretty rad. Listen and pre-order to Time Spent below.


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Topshelf Records

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