Introducing: Frat Mouse – flea house & 3 Qs

Three teenagers from the San Fernando Valley disappoint their parents

I’m not entirely certain if this statement still holds true, but the youthful angst emanating from these songs is unmistakable, and I can’t help but love it. The raw energy pulsating through the music has got me hooked. The guitar riffs are fantastic, with a delightful blend of emo and shoegaze vibes that elevate the listening experience. The vocals are so raw and authentic that you can’t resist singing along to them, especially during a live performance.

I’m eagerly looking forward to listening to this new album again because it’s an absolute breath of fresh air. I was on the hunt for new emo bands that would really speak to me, and Frat Mouse has done an excellent job of doing just that. It’s a pleasure to have discovered their music, and I’m grateful to the band for sharing it with me.

When I first listened to the album, I was trying to pick a favorite track, but I couldn’t. The entire album is an excellent piece of emo music, from start to finish. The guys have done a fantastic job, and I can’t wait to hear more from them. Well done, Frat Mouse!

I asked the band out 3 Qs

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

Our biggest inspiration and thing that keeps us going is that we really do just love to perform and we love to play together. The band is just as much of a friend group as it is a musical project, and pretty much all of our sound and creativity stems from our shared commitment to the music and to each other.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

I feel like the most challenging part of any modern musician’s path is navigation and use of the internet for promotion, as well as the power that streaming platforms hold over small artists and the mitigation of that.

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

One of our biggest dreams had always been to play as many of the historic venues of our hometown, Los Angeles, as we possibly could. Last week, that dream certainly came true to some extent, as we sold out the Troubadour on the night of our new album’s release on January 5th, 2024!

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