Frodus – “And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea” LP
Northern Virginian trio Frodus were one of the primary players in the mid-90s scene of fired-up hotheads who followed in the wake of the earlier post-hardcore explosion of Fugazi, Shellac, Drive Like Jehu etc. A joyful combination of technical tightness (I guess it’s what you call math rock. Frodus refered to themelves as ‘mech-core’) performed with the maximum volume and energy of the young-enough-to still-be-hardcore-punks (their drummer also served in Battery and Combatwoundedveteran). Weapons is their final album, recorded in the summer of 1999 with Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studio, and released in 2001 by Fueled By Ramen. Lovitt Records has reissued Weapons on vinyl, remastered, with expanded packaging, including original lyric sheets/journal entries and candid photos.