BLARE’s 5 Best New Artists (October 2012)
NOTES: Minimalist but potent, Eddie Front’s understanding of pop is a hazy, bitter version of vocal alternative that even if for a moment, knows how to stir the heart. The Brooklyn songwriter is a nomad of sorts having spent time in Las Vegas and Georgia and almost all of her choking simplicity embodies what we perceive a drifter to be. Through desolate contemporaries that shimmer with a bit of Emily Haines’ 2006 solo take Knives Don’t Have Your Back, Front moves from discontent to experimentally loud when piano ballads like “Texas” and “Gigantic” have her open up and declare “I’ll crawl out of this hole soon enough”. It’s chilling to hear but in a way, it’s brilliantly hostile.