It was once noted that Colorado-raised / Nashville-based Samantha Frances would be the one you’d want on your team for Trivial Pursuit: the 90’s Edition. A short time ago when ‘jagged little pills’ were prevalent and My So Called Life, or MTV (when it was MTV), swirled in the background of your mind while your taste in music evolved with the culture. You learned how to really move forward, but not without the breakup sex and mixtape-sounds of bands like Frances & the Foundation.
“We’re not here to hate the world anymore or dwell on what anyone’s been through.” says Frances. Vulnerability, honesty, and sex move people forward”. As for the influences in her stories, it’s the rabbit hole and background story most people couldn’t imagine that she and guitar player / singer Matt Simms explore when they write, bringing a relatable and optimistic depth to each song.
Capturing a distinct 90’s alternative rock quality, the three-piece has a clear past and an even more definitive future. Frances & The Foundation’s debut self-titled EP (2012) references influences like The Cranberries, Florence & the Machine, Concrete Blonde, and Nada Surf. Having recently opened for the Alabama Shakes,and The Gas Light Anthem the band released their second EP One Voice Among Many in July 2013. New singles coming Soon.