Members: Kyle, Ian, Chris, & Brett
THE FRANTIC are:
Kyle Dee :: Lead Vocals & Guitars
Chris Farnesi :: Bass
Ian Farnesi :: Guitars
Brett Hartwell :: Drums & Vocals
Armed with enough fist-pumping energy to make listener"s arms tired and pop hooks sure to garner massive sing-a-longs, Chicago"s THE FRANTIC are poised to bridge the gap between the punk of Rancid and the pop of Fall Out Boy.
The Frantic crew may be young, vocalist Kyle Dee and guitarist Ian Farnesi are both barely 18, while bassist Chris Farnesi and drummer Brett Hartwell are the elders at 19, but after one listen to their November 2007 Sinister Muse Records release Audio & Murder, one would think The Frantic are seasoned veterans. In fact, Audio & Murder, produced by multi-platinum producer Mudrock (Riverboat Gamblers, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack), is proof that age means nothing in todays music industry. Audio & Murder is full of adolescent angst complimented with addictive harmonies sure to get mosh pits in motion.
The Frantic have already received admirable acclaim from print, radio, and video markets. The band have been named one of the "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2008" by Alternative Press, as well as "Best Band in Chicago" and "Best New Artist" for 2007 by Chicago"s Q101 (WKQX), beating out The Plain White Ts, Chevelle, Rise Against, Against Me! and Atreyu. The video for the title track, "Audio & Murder," has been added to programming at MTV, MTV Latin America, and FUSE, as well as countless other retail, regional, and online video markets. In addition, the single "Audio & Murder" is in rotation on national commercial alternative radio, XM, Sirius, and AOL Radio.
According to Kyle Dee, the bands live show is the best way to get The Frantic experience. "Its high energy. We get the crowd into it and interact with our fans," he explains. The band have already rocked the 2007 and 2008 Vans Warped Tour and shared stages with Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Pink Spiders, Riverboat Gamblers, Ludo, The Starting Line, The Casualties, Mayday Parade, Lucky Boys Confusion, Atreyu, and Bayside, just to name a few. The Frantic have appeared at four showcases during South By Southwest (SXSW) in 2008 and have nationwide touring plans through 2009, which include dates with Authority Zero, Beat Union, and Whole Wheat Bread.
The Frantic have already logged almost a decade together. Yes, they have been jamming together since before they were in high school and have no intention of slowing down. They want to build their fanbase the old fashioned way; by writing memorable and catchy tunes, putting on an unforgettable rock show, and then shaking hands afterwards. Armed with D.I.Y. determination, undeniable talent, and an ability to get the attention of music fans and critics alike, The Frantic are poised to be rock-n-roll"s next household name.
Also be sure to check out the video for The Frantic"s new US single "Audio & Murder" on YouTube.