Frass Green


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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Frass Green, Frass (like Grass) Green

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Story behind your band/artist name: There were a lot of camel crickets in the cellar where I (Joe) recorded the first album, and they pooped on everything. “Frass” is insect shit, and I liked “Frass Green” because it sounded like “Grass Green,” but ultimately meant “Shit Green.”

Band Members: Joe (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Tyler (bass, keys, vocals), Antonio (Tonino) (drums), Matt (lead guitar, violin, vocals)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : All of us live in DC. Matt and Tonino live in NoMa, Tyler and Joe are looking to move in together in Columbia Heights or Mount Pleasant in the next month.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Tonino studied jazz drumming in college but has an extremely tenuous relationship with the genre. He occasionally plays in jazz jams around the DC/Virginia area, but he really just wants to play loud.

Joe announced during a recent show at DC9 that he was unemployed and extremely poor, and the owner, Bill Spieler, who was working the bar that night, gave him a job application. Joe now works as a barback there.

Tyler is working toward his Ph.D. at Georgetown, in plant biology, and he spends roughly one day a week doing field work and getting smelly in a New Jersey marsh.

Matt started playing classical violin at 3 years old, and originally wanted to do it professionally. Then as a teenager an instructor told him he wasn’t good enough, and he started playing in rock bands. He also plays off and on with DC-area band Club Scout.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: The band is playing with Infinity Crush, Bottled Up and Max Gowan at the Rock & Roll Hotel on July 27, and is working on a new album — the first as a full group (and with decent equipment).

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Twitter Handle: @frassgreen

Instagram Handle: @frassgreen

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Main Genre: Indie

Other Genres: nasal pop, lo-fi, garage folk