Frankie and the Witch Fingers

Photo – David Evanko

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are a psych rock quartet out of LA. That’s the easy way to describe them as there are really so many influences throughout this album that allow them to put their own unique stamp on a genre that’s been around for 50 years.

I had the pleasure of taking in a set during SXSW and the one thing that really stuck with me is their songs (and the jams therein) all have a forward purpose. Songs like the title track never get weighed down by themselves; taking the listener on a wild ride. It is an eight minute ride that makes you wish were in a cartoon floating around.

Throughout their set and this album, bassist Alex Bulli played the part of the lighthouse in the storm; as Dylan Sizemore & Josh Menashe (guitar/vocals) and Shaughnessy Starr (drums) lost their shit around him. Whether it be the slow sludgy Cobwebs, the furious garage rock riffs of Work or the closer, Head Collector (complete with strings); the musicianship is always top notch.

Zam is the fifth album by FATW. I might be late to the game but I’m down with these guys.

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