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Frontier Ruckus

Enter the Kingdom


Enter the Kingdom, Frontier Ruckus' 5th and most lush record to date, serves as an almost desperate invitation into the band's most recurrent setting: the suburban American household. It is immediately apparent, however, that the emphasis this time is not so much on idyllic nostalgia but the very real and present tense disintegration of a personal kingdom once thought permanent. We are thrust into stained living rooms where dads search for work on Craigslist, carports prowled by drunken ex-spouses returning with dubious motives, megachurch rec rooms marked by lust and disrepair. Anna Burch's harmonies return once more to add a crucial softness to singer and songwriter Matthew Milia's rough emotional edges. David Jones' jangly musical counterpoints combine with Zachary Nichols vast array of instrumentation and string arrangements to achieve Frontier Ruckus' most sophisticated and deliberate sound yet. Recorded in Nashville with founding Wilco drummer Ken Coomer, Enter the Kingdom sees the band eloquently mixing their diverse influences of 60s folk rock and 90s power pop into a truly poignant, accessible tonic of sadness and sweetness.

Tracklist
  • 1. Visit Me
    2. Gerunds
    3. 27 Dollars
    4. Our Flowers Are Still Burning
    5. Positively Freaking
    6. Sarah Springtime
    7. Since Milford
    8. Gauche
    9. Nothing Is Working
    10. If You Can
    11. Enter the Kingdom