11 a.m., Oct. 17
RIYL: The Mars Volta, Radiohead
- "Enter the Fro Zone With AJ Froman" · July 6, 2016
Inception: San Diego, 2012
Ex-Band Members: William Hart, Drums
Influences: Radiohead, Frank Zappa, Incubus, Primus, Miles Davis, the Bad Plus, Fiona Apple, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, King Crimson
Based in Ocean Beach, AJ Froman is an experimental, progressive rock band fronted by a female vocalist, originally featuring Sarah Norwood (vocals), Jeff Shaefer (guitar/synth), John Joyce (bass), Albert Bowman (guitar), and William Hart (drums). Their debut full-length was released in 2013.
According to the band, "We play rock driven with psychedelic, ambient breakdowns, syncopated rhythms, and driving dancy riffs."
They released their Nocturno EP in August 2014. The following summer, a video was released for the song "Phoenix Syndrome," directed by Ben Koffman and previewing a same-named January 2016 album.
Early 2017 saw the release of Indecorum, recorded with Adrian Terrazas-González from the Mars Volta. A new single debuted in early 2018, "Goo," featuring new drummer Patrick Dewit, recorded and engineered at Lily Pad Music and Sound & Signature Sound Studios and mastered at Capricorn Studios.
"We have a couple festivals we’ll be playing in the desert in March," reported singer Sarah Norwood on its release, "and our biggest tour yet coming up in May. We’ll be hitting the Bay Area, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona for 15 shows."