"US AGAINST US" FEATURED IN THE FADER- 20 BEST ROCK SONGS RIGHT NOW

"Lukas Franks’ new album As We Pass oscillates between wiry post-punk and piano balladry, with “Us Against Us” operating firmly in the latter territory. A deeply melancholy song about red lights and impossible situations, “Us Against Us” is the sound…

BAND TO WATCH: STOREFRONT CHURCH // STEREOGUM.COM

 

Lukas Frank is well aware that he only has so much control over the Storefront Church narrative at this point. The 27-year old doesn’t like the term “hired gun” and also admits it’s the best way to describe his…

NEW ALBUMS TO STREAM TODAY: STOREFRONT CHURCH

Storefront Church: As We Pass 

The darkly beautiful debut album from Lukas Frank’s Los Angeles-based rock project Storefront Church, As We Pass finds Frank leading a team of 20+ collaborators, performing and co-writing alongside DIIV frontman Cole Smith…

STOREFRONT CHURCH RELEASES DEBUT LP AND “US AGAINST US” VIDEO CO-DIRECTED BY LUKAS AND SCOTT FRANK

 

 

Storefront Church, the Lukas Frank helmed Los Angeles-based band has delivered their debut album As We Pass via Sargent House and along with it a video for “Us Against Us”. A father/son collaboration the video was directed by Lukas and his dad, the two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter/director and co-creator of The Queens Gambit, Scott Frank (Logan, Get Shorty, The Wolverine, etc.).  Featuring five different versions of Lukas driving in a car the video explores the idea that problems we face as a society are the duty of the individual to overcome. The characters look tired, disaffected, and annoyed with each other, and the world set to the backdrop of the hyper-capitalist imagery they drive by. 

 

For Lukas and his father making the video was a new way to work together using their singular artistic passions and visions. Lukas Frank explains “Over the past few years my Dad has asked me to write two songs for him, one for his western, Godless, and another for his dark show about Chess that we were both convinced no one would watch.  Collaborating in that way, we were in our elements, him making his thing me making mine and coming together in the end.” Scott Frank adds “the idea of doing a video together seemed like a natural way to continue having fun matching his music to images. We did the entire shoot in one day on a soundstage in Williamsburg, using producer Nick Castle's Verytaste Productions as a kind of ready-made unit. From the beginning, Lukas had this idea of a car full of versions of himself not really getting along, moving through an increasingly bizarre world at odds with itself as well. Which I thought was perfect for this particular tune.” 

 

DEEP CUTS: STOREFRONT CHURCH // INDIE MIXTAPE

This Los Angeles band fronted by singer-songwriter Lukas Frank specializes in atmospheric and melodramatic indie rock that has earned comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Scott Walker. Their debut album As We Pass has been a grower for us lately, with…

STOREFRONT CHURCH RELEASES NEW SONG “TOTAL STRANGER”

Storefront Church, the Lukas Frank helmed Los Angeles-based band has their debut album As We Pass on the way, and today they’ve released the final single from it. “Total Stranger” features Frank’s lush and evocative vocals over melancholy orchestration expressing unshakable love. The song follows the cavernous first single “After The Alphabets” which you can listen to here. DIIV’s Cole Smith is credited as a contributor on both songs as an instrumentalist and co-songwriter. As We Pass, available May 21st via Sargent House is a sweeping artistic statement that paints dark, weathered landscapes paired with Frank’s mournful croon and howls summoned via poignant songwriting that recalls the likes of Roy Orbison, Scott Walker, and Jeff Buckley.