Moorestown, New Jersey’s Frank Cervantes has emerged out of a busy winter with a new EP, Lost Country. It’s seven songs of mellow, pensive indie rock. Cervantes uses this music as a vehicle to vocalize his internal battles with such things as teenage romance nostalgia, night terrors, bad relationships, and getting older. Continue reading →
Hailing from across the bridge, New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Frank Cervantes has just released a new music video for his song “Burning Out” from an upcoming album. The song itself has an electronic-indie rock style, which provides a chilled-out atmosphere accompanied by an ethereal keyboard and matching vocals over a nice, laid-back beat.
New Jersey-based rock musician Frank Cervantes has shared a video for his song “Vagrants,” taken from his forthcoming record Terror of the Heart, which will be out later this month with a release show scheduled for May 24th at World Cafe Live. “Vagrants” follows the early preview release of four other songs taken from the album and showcases a more aggressive indie rock style reminiscent of Delta Spirit. Along with his band, Cervantes masters a fast-paced, toss-caution-to-the-wind attitude with driving rhythm guitar and persistent drums. This might be projecting the title onto the mood of the song, but “Vagrants” is the kind of energized jam that makes you want to drop everything and hit the road. Check out the video below, and pick up tickets to the record release here.
Although the (temporary) disintegration of The City Music Project was a tough pill to swallow for many fans, there has been one major positive to the band’s hiatus: Frank Cervantes has gone solo and is making truly great indie rock music.
After releasing his first solo album Forgotten Summer back in 2012, as well as the EP The Only Light, a charity record made in the interest of raising money for struggling music programs in Philadelphia, Frank Cervantes is back, and has announced the release of his new record- Terror of the Heart- due out May 20.
In celebration of his third solo record Cervantes has released four tracks from the album, available for streaming via Soundcloud. The tracks are a perfect conjuncture of melodic indie rock meets pounding, plugged in rock and roll, with heavy electric guitar riffs (thanks to Ryan Porcini) especially potent in “Gabriella” and “Pay it Forward”. The track “Tell Me (if it isn’t real)” is especially grabbing, with bluesy guitar melodies and Cervantes’ catchy, falsetto vocals carrying the track along in a cyclical motion. The title track, “Terror of the Heart”, is almost reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, with less of a “choral” arrangement, but the same style of far ranging vocals and addictive melodies.
In addition to the recently released tracks for our listening pleasure, Cervantes has also released a short documentary on Youtube, which you can watch below. Cervantes will host a record release party on Saturday, May 24 downstairs at World Cafe Live. Get tickets for the record release show here. Stream “Tell Me (if it isn’t real)” and “Terror of the Heart” below.
Local indie-rock musician Frank Cervantes recently released a color-drenched new video for his song “Shy Away” (a collaboration with local filmmaker Steve Koppenhafer’s Painted Desert Productions). The song comes from the Moorestown, NJ native’s impressive Forgotten Summer feull-length, released in June on his Bandcamp; the album walking a line between rollicking rock a la Delta Spirit on the title track “Forgotten Summer” and some Kurt Vile-esque finger picking on “Keep the Line Drawn.” Below, watch the video for “Shy Away,” and see Cervantes live at the North Star Bar on November 16. Go here for tickets and more information about the 21+ show.
When Frank Cervantes of eclectic electronic pop outfit The City Music Project decided to make a rock-oriented solo album earlier this year, he followed the route that many independent musicians take these days: Kickstarter. Everybody who backed his album fundraising campaign got an immediate download of an unreleased track to tide them over until Forgotten Summer was released last month. Now that it’s out, Cervantes today made that song, “On My Own,” a free download for the general public; get yourself a copy below. Shore heads, take note: Cervantes’ last show of the summer is at Dead Dog Saloon in Sea Isle City on Aug. 24.