Gainesville, FL’s post-hardcore band Frameworks have announced that their debut album for Deathwish, titled Smother, will be released on CD, LP and digital formats on July 8th, 2016. The album’s explosive first single, “Tangled”, has premiered online and offers a compelling and cathartic first look at Smother as a whole.

Frameworks vocalist Luke Pate commented on the song: “‘Tangled’ was written about overthinking and how it sometimes, especially with music, can impassion the outcome. The song started off as a thought experiment inspired by a line from one of Seneca’s books. ‘There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.’ With most of Frameworks’ previous material, none of it felt entirely complete. Songs would linger around the 99% completion range with the penance that something could have been tracked or phrased better if there was more time.

I wrote ‘Tangled’ the night before recording ended for Smother. Forcing no opportunity to over-analyze in the most excruciating way possible. I found the process felt whole and the song itself get beaten into submission.”

Smother Track Listing:

01. Fear Of Missing Out
02. Smother
03. Peculiar
04. Purge
05. Song Of Myself
06. Tinnitus
07. Marathon
08. Interlude
09. Trite
10. Tangled
11. The New Narcissistic American Dream


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