Frost Faire - Mean Little Girls
My badly penned initial review of "Mean Little Girls" contained more Elephant Six references, that is probably deemed healthy for two paragraphs. For myself, the listener, I was really blown away by this potentially lost little gem, that could easily be loved by fans of the many bands linked to the above collective. I then realised that this album wasn't just a collection of tracks, but it had a true story and meaning which could only be really told by the writer...
"This album is a collection of songs written and revised over the past couple of years. The album title "Mean Little Girls" is a direct metaphor for the songs themselves, as I couldn't seem to write anything beyond them, they were just constantly pestering me in the back of my head, which lead to re-writing and re-recording most of the songs over this period of time, until I was comfortable with the way these events transferred into a musical format. The album represents a fairly traumatic period in my life and turning these events into songs proved to be an effective method of moving forward. There are several songs on the album that are purely instrumental, songs that simply weren't compatible with words... an example being "V", which just represents a feeling of absolute freedom, a sense of such great relief that words could never begin to describe. At this point, it seems a shame to show off the ashes, as opposed to the fire that once was... but I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
...I will rescue one part from my initial summary, "In short, this is a wonderful pop record, and one which will surely be loved".