Let's Break Up!
Teenage Frames are a loud, bratty, and rousing punk-like quartet prone to sporting neckties with obscene messages emblazoned on them and hats the likes of which Mick Jones would have proudly been photographed in. In other words, the ingredients for a good-time punk & roll experience are seemingly in place. The EP Let's Break Up! Doesn't disappoint. The title track rollicks through the verses and explodes into singalong double-time choruses powered by singer Frankie Delmane's nasal tones and Eric Vegas' Johnny Thunders-inspired guitar riffs, 'Totally Inconsiderate' gallops along nicely with handclaps and barroom piano adding an extra spark, and 'What a Way to Go!,' while not as impressive as the previous two gems, still careens along quite pleasingly. The EP is a short and breathlessly exciting record, and it works perfectly as a taster for the group's future records. One listen and you'll be checking their Web site daily for any scrap of info about a hopefully imminent full-length release. Good luck, punkers! Until then just keep spinning this. All Music Guide Let's Break Up! Is chock full of fat, juicy hooks and melodies so catchy that I often find myself whistling them while I'm pissing at my workplace urinal. All three songs are expertly-crafted and further bolstered by handclaps, peppy drum rolls, and Frankie Delmane's nasally but melodious vocals. The title track, a punky rock n' roll number a la Teenage Head, delivers big with a sing-songy, super-fun chorus. But 'Totally Inconsiderate' is the real 'hit' in my book. It works a crunchy mid-tempo groove and concludes with a sublime burst of harmonies. The zingy, contagious 'What A Way To Go!' is a whirlwind of effervescent energy. This song in particular gets stuck in my head at the strangest times - usually when my pants are hanging around my ankles for one reason or another. Now Wave Magazine These mod-trash experts have earned warranted Clash-Ramones-New York Dolls comparisons, and the Frames' brand-new three-song single will be no exception to this rule. Willamette Week.