First Frost performs for All Together Now #4 on April 29, 2017 at the Lily Pad at 9pm.
First Frost, a Boston-based indie rock four-piece, debuted in April of 2015 under the name Foliage. Drawing on elements of shoegaze and experimental rock, the band peppers noise and oddity into songs while maintaining an accessible sound. The band was conceived when compositional team Morgan Browne and Lauren Koppelman sought out like-minded musicians following an intense, week-long writing session in the both valiant and foolish hopes to complete an album before their birthdays. But First Frost became a reality after Morgan and Lauren met drummer Chris Mendoza and bass player Michael Kish. The duo brought energy, texture and melody to the rhythm section, arguably the defining element of their sound.
Me: What’s your favorite thing about the Boston art scene?
First Frost: Our friends. Since we started playing together as a band, we have met incredible people – bartenders, sound engineers, promoters and bookers, fellow musicians. It’s wonderful to be part of a like-minded community where if nothing else, we can bond over a shared love of music.
Me: What drives you to create?
First Frost: There’s something inside of us and we have to get it out. And if we don’t, it makes us sad, frustrated, anxious – however you want to call it, it’s not good. Creating something leads to catharsis.
Me: What do you want audience members to take away from the show?
First Frost: Clearly, we want our audience to have fun and we want to connect with them on some level. We exclusively play shows for other people. When we’re on stage, we focus on making the performance about the people in the room, and not about us. We want to be unassuming and we want people to reflect the message of our songs on themselves – hopefully discover something about themselves that they didn’t know before. Or, at least, to have a great night out with their friends.