- Francine (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Francine
Img_capt = Francine live at T.T. the Bear's Place, December 2007.
Img_size = 250
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Years_active = 1997–present
Associated_acts = Poundcake
URL = [http://www.francine.info]
Current_members = Clayton Scoble
Francine is an
indie rockband from Boston, Massachusetts.
Francine was founded by Clayton Scoble, who previously performed with
Til Tuesdayand Aimee Mann, and was a member of Poundcake. He assembled the group toward the end of 1997 and soon after self-released a few solo demo tapes. [http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kxfexq9kldte~T1 Francine] at Allmusic.com] The newly formed band then released an EP and a full-length on Massachusetts indie label Q Division Records. A second album followed in 2003. The group received positive reviews [ [http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3jfoxqekldae Review of "Forty on a Fall Day"] , Allmusic.] [ [http://wm05.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wpfuxqtaldde Review of "28 Plastic Blue Versions of Endings Without You"] . Allmusic.] [ [http://www.wellroundedradio.net/episodes/2003/11/episode005.html Episode 005] , Well Rounded Radio. Accessed December 6, 2007.] [ [http://bostonphoenix.com/archive/music/00/06/01/CELLARS_BY_STARLIGHT.html Cellars by Starlight] . " Boston Phoenix", June 1-8, 2000. Accessed November 6, 2007.] [ [http://bostonphoenix.com/archive/music/00/10/12/CELLARS_BY_STARLIGHT.html Cellars by Starlight] . " Boston Phoenix", October 12-19, 2000. Accessed November 6, 2007.] but did not tour nationally behind the album. In 2006, the group returned with a third full-length, entitled "Airshow". [ [http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/francine-airshow Review of "Airshow"] . Pop Matters. Accessed December 6, 2007.] [ [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/francine/airshow.htm Review of "Airshow"] . Stylus Magazine. Accessed December 6, 2007.] The Francine song "Albany Brownout" was featured on Fox network's series " The O.C." in January, on Episode 3.11, " The Safe Harbor."
Francine is currently working on an as-yet-untitled fourth album.
Francine has appeared on various tributes, including one to Kim Deal and one to the dBs.
*"Pop Warner" EP (
Q Division Records, 2000)
Forty on a Fall Day" (Q Division, 2000)
28 Plastic Blue Versions of Endings Without You" (Q Division, 2003)
*"Airshow" (Q Division, 2006)
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