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The Fraidies

Rank #336 US Seattle, WA Rock / Indie / Indie Pop

Members

  • Jon Fickes Vocals
  • Jack Shriner Bass
  • Andrew Angell Drums
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About

Sounds Like: Oasis, Dr. Dog, Flaming Lips, The Beatles, Wilco

Bio: The Fraidies is a band composed of new friends, old friends, friends of friends,
and classmates. Jon and Andrew grew up in Moses Lake, Washington.
Jack, Chuck, and David grew up in various Midwestern locales. Though
miles apart, they have a shared history of sitting in basements going
mad f... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Posted a new song: "Gold Miner" http://t.co/kNM92UruaJ #music

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“Jon Fickes is a talented troubadour: the rusty voice, the sincere delivery, the epic lyrics, piercing harmonica. On a rainy summer night, late slot, no other writer cuts straight into the loneliness of the patrons. Hell, Brooklyn folk god Alex Lowry tips him a Lincoln: "This guy is good...really good, actually." Now, I know everyone's looking for the next Dylan wrapped up in the new sound. It's on nights like this, listening to singers like Fickes, that I wonder what's wrong with the old sound? And I'm not talking old man talk; the 60s came and went years before I was born. But I'm an aspiring scholar of music and have enough of those old records to know that kicking out the picking isn't as easy at it seems. Fickes understands the form and executes it effectively. He strikes me as a songwriter in Act I. His material is always moving and often sounds like it's being channeled from old folk standards. I'm excited to hear Act II. Epic song-writing mofo, he is.”
—  Jezebelmusic.com
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Where Should We Play Next?
Jul 17, 2012
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  • Song Plays 3,117

  • Video Plays 63

  • Total Fans 99

  • ReverbNation Fans 73

  • Twitter Followers 3

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