Premiering today on Northwest Music Scene is “Quiet in My Tongue” from Seattle indie rock band Frames in Motion off of their upcoming full length album, Euptablisses, due out April 12, 2019 via independent release.
Frames in Motion is the creative vehicle of singer and guitarist Jack Shriner. Originally from Wisconsin, Shriner has been a songwriter and home recording artist since he was a teenager, and his music has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered Open Mic and Ball of Wax’s Audio Quarterly. Previously releasing albums under his own name, he formed Seattle-based Frames in Motion with bassist Matt Butler and drummer David Solomon in 2016.
Shriner painstakingly recorded and mixed the tracks for Euptablisses in his apartment, with Butler, Solomon, and other friends helping to bring the songs to life. A musical omnivore, with an expansive sound that merges elements of dream-pop, folk rock, and prog, Shriner’s latest songs reflect the variety of influences that inform his eclectic and introspective worldview.
Today, the band shares the “Quiet in My Tongue” single. Thematically, the song is a summer’s day through the eyes of a child. The music layers textures of cymbal washes, vibraphone (performed by Solomon), and guitar over a steady groove of acoustic and electric piano, and pays stylistic tribute to The High Llamas and mid-60s Beach Boys.
Euptablisses with be available April 12, 2019 via independent release. The band will be celebrating the album release with a show at Sunset Tavern in Seattle on April 11.