First/Last-Frances & the Foundation

April 28, 2014

“It was once noted that Colorado-raised / Nashville-based Samantha Frances would be the one you’d want on your team for Trivial Pursuit: the 90’s Edition. A short time ago when ‘jagged little pills’ were prevalent and My So Called Life, or MTV (when it was MTV), swirled in the background of your mind while your taste in music evolved with the culture. You learned how to really move forward, but not without the breakup sex and mixtape-sounds of bands like Frances & the Foundation.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and BandCamp. Returning to Colorado for the Paste 50 States Project, I’d like to introduce the indie-alternative trio Frances & the Foundation who now call Nashville their home. They are working on new music to follow up their 2013 EP “One Voice Among Many” and as they do I want to thank Samantha Frances (Bass/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • “New Kids on the Block” on cassette tape. Ha-ha there I said it. The first vinyl I bought was Sade “Sweetest Taboo”. The first CD was Mariah Carey, not sure which one?
  • Your last album bought?
  • Jeff Buckley, “Grace” on wax.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • This is an unanswerable question for me. It’s all about my mood.
  • First concert attended?
  • Other than choir concerts, my first real show was Sheryl Crow, when I was 12 with my dad.
  • Last concert?
  • Ha-ha, I work at a venue soooo the last show I really enjoyed seeing at work was Shovels and Rope.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Humm… Stevie Wonder, or Grizzly Bear at The Ryman.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Mumford and Sons.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I have few friends here in Nashville that are from Pittsburgh, but I have never been. I hope we can come and play a show there after our record comes out.

Thanks, Samantha. Feels good to get finally that NKOTB secret out after all these years, isn’t it? Well… maybe not.