July 16, 2009


You know what's weird? I haven't officially released a record in five years, unless you count the acoustic songs that were included on the King Dork audio book. Well, maybe it's not so weird, what with all the other stuff I've been doing and the state of the content-providing industries these days. Anyway, I know this is only a single, but, man, it's a start.

Anyway, meet the Andromeda Klein 7".


The artwork is by Lane Smith.

The songs were recorded by Justin Perkins at Howl Street Recordings in Milwaukee.

The A side, "Andromeda Klein," is intended to be a kind of "theme song" for the book, the sort of thing that you might hear a chunk of over the credits if the book were a sitcom or other type of TV show. I tried to make it as theme song-y as I could. The B-side is another book-related song called "Bethlehem."

It's coming out on Jealous Butcher Records out of Portland, Oregon. The digital release will coincide with the book release date, August 25th. (And the theme song will also be included among the bonuses on the Andromeda Klein audio book.) The vinyl 7"'s release date will be September 15.

There will also be a limited pressing on red vinyl, numbered and signed by me and Lane. The specs on the limited edition will be announced as soon as I know them. Also, check this space for details on how to order: I'll post them when I know.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 16, 2009 08:12 PM | TrackBack

I'm sorry for my language, but there's really no other way:

FUCK yeah.

Posted by: Matt R. at July 16, 2009 10:45 PM

I know this is the minority opinion, but I like your solo stuff more than MTX, and I like MTX very much. I'm really looking forward to this, especially the limited edition one... assuming I acquire one.

These are my favorite Frank songs, in no particular order:

Thinking of Suicide
You're Impossible, Baby
Big, Strange, Beautiful Hammer
You're My Hostess Cupcake (Bombay)
I Made You and I Can Break You
This Isn't About You Anymore
Lickitung (sp?)
Two Martinis from Now

Posted by: Cpt. at July 17, 2009 01:20 AM

Cpt.: bless you for including "Likitung"

Posted by: Dr Frank at July 17, 2009 01:37 AM


Posted by: Bill at July 17, 2009 02:57 AM

aw, Bill I was already kinda weepy from listening to the Kinks and that just killed me. Poor Erika...

Posted by: Dr Frank at July 17, 2009 02:59 AM

Dr. Frank, Likitung stands alone.

Re: late period Kinks, per your Twitter post: they're all pretty good, but not a one can hold a candle to "Other's People's Lives" or "Working Man's Cafe." That song Imaginary Man is great. There's that song, "Quiet Life" that's isn't on any album that I know of, but its one of my favorites. It's also happens to be my personal theme song, too.

Posted by: Cpt. at July 17, 2009 03:14 AM

I don't disagree with that Captain, but what I'm getting at is I haven't listened to the late period albums all that much so they are kind of like new and Sleepwalker and Misfits really hit me hard when I dig them out, maybe because I haven't completely memorized them.

Posted by: Dr Frank at July 17, 2009 03:23 AM


(And sorry for the execrable spelling, I'd had a more than a few).

Posted by: Cpt. at July 17, 2009 06:36 AM

The cover looks great!

Posted by: Leah at July 17, 2009 08:57 AM
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