Labour of Love [CD Single]

by: Frente!

Frente! released this EP in 1994, the same year as the band's breakthrough Marvin the Album. A collection of full songs and acoustic demos, the highlight is the standout cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle." Five of the seven tracks are two minutes or less. "Labour of Love" and "Not Given Lightly" are representative of the Frente! sound: acoustic love songs built around Angie Hart's Lisa Loeb-like vocals. "Paper, Bullets, Walls" finds Frente! in a more upbeat groove. Overall, the band had a classic pre-grunge, alternative sound. Labour of Love has one of the shortest songs this side of They Might Be Giants -- put "Risk" on a mix tape if you ever need 27 seconds of filler. Because only two of these seven tracks are on Marvin, this is a good way to complete the band's unfortunately small catalog. Sadly, Frente! broke up in 1998. ~ JT Griffith

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