Frontier Ruckus

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Frontier Ruckus

Since the release of their 2008 debut album, the songs of Frontier Ruckus have delivered a singularly detailed representation of the glorious yet grim minutiae of Midwestern life. Songwriter Matthew Milia’s obsessively crafted lyrical world is given color by David Jones’ spidery banjo and Zachary Nichols’ seemingly endless array of instruments ranging from obscure marching horns to melodica and musical saw. From stages at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo to the intimate living rooms of fans, this magnetic chemistry helped Frontier Ruckus garner a dedicated following across the United States and Europe. In 2017 the band released their 5th LP, Enter the Kingdom—co-produced by founding Wilco drummer, Ken Coomer. The record’s complex rhyme schemes and winsome charm were praised by legendary rock critic Robert Christgau. After taking a hiatus, the band now preps their 6th album for release to the anticipation of fans everywhere—promising more of the magic that led AllMusic to deem Frontier Ruckus “one of the best things to come out of Michigan since Faygo Redpop.”

To book Frontier Ruckus in North America please contact:
Denis Grabill