The Chicago indie rock band Fort Frances released its debut album, The Atlas, in early 2011. The band releases a new EP, Harbour, today. After the band released its debut, they found two quick fans in Counting Crows’ Adam Durwitz and Ryan Spaulding of the prestigious and popular RSL Music Blog (Ryan’s Smashing Life.) and they invited Fort Frances to perform at their Outlaw Roadshow at this year’s SXSW.
Fronted by lead vocalist David McMillin, Fort Frances have a warm, melodic and versatile sound, filled with gorgeous songs that vary in dynamics. There’s a little bit of a Wilco vibe, a little bit of David Gray, a little bit of roots and rock and roll. You definitely want to keep your eyes on this band. Below, download a new song, “I Had Love.”