Los Angeles-based talent Storefront Church, real name Lukas Frank, is one of alternative rock’s most promising acts. After years of drumming in the background–supporting bands such as Phoebe Bridgers, Portugal. The Man, Alexandra Savior–the release of his debut album As We Pass (via Sargent House) puts his compositional and writing abilities on full display, skills that–from his Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director father, Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Lookout, Logan, The Queen’s Gambit)–run in the family.
There are many words one might use to describe the world of As We Pass;pleasant isn’t one of them. A more appropriate pairing of words, cool and bone-dry, wet and dark, or stained with smoke and smog. In any case, there is a layer of cynicism to it. Derived from eeriness, it’s this level of mystery that makes the album so tangible, so real. Though As We Pass is a solo project, Frank credits that quality 5 time Grammy award-winning producer Cassidy Turbin, who engineered the project, “the Hi-Fi quality to it is 100% attributed to him […] He’s kind of this pure filter of unaffected clarity.”