WINTER IS MY SUMMER & BEE OF MY MIND REVIEWED
 
LONG BEACH MAGAZINE ...."follows closely along the lines of great bands like Portishead and the fuzz-crunchiness of Sonic Youth. The thirteen songs on her album prove that you only need one to make it happen." Valdas Karalis, LONG BEACH MAGAZINE

OC WEEKLY 2005 ....a "one woman guitar storm".
Chris Ziegler, show preview, 2005

BIG WHEEL MAGAZINE
" 'Front Lines' and 'Twelve Hours to Go' are some great songs with some thinly veiled opinions on certain topics in the U. S. Watch out Chase, or Dick Cheney might come shoot you in the face."
Boyd Wunder, 2006

COLLECTED SOUNDS, SWEDEN
"My Captor" is a startling lo-fi exercise in sound that recalls Sonic Youth.....The white-hot intensity of "Tethered Heart" is accomplished with the slightest of instrumentation. But Frank's vocal is strong enough to carry it. " Anna Maria Stjärnell, COLLECTED SOUNDS
Stockholm, Sweden

TIM'S BEFUDDLED UNIVERSE
"Kaki King turned me onto little girls with big guitars. I've started looking out for good women solo guitar players. If you like guitar without gimmicks, I expect you'll like Chase Frank's latest CD, ....Winter Is My Summer''. Chase Frank's music will catch many people by surprise, but, if they take the time to catch up with her, I believe they will be aptly rewarded for their effort." TIM'S

REVIEWS FOR BEE OF MY MIND
2003, Poverty Level Records

Short, but oh so sweet. Chase Frank's debut is perfect on so many levels. Her voice is a flexible instrument that suits her music's free spirit well.
Anna Maria Stjärnell, COLLECTED SOUNDS
Stockholm, SwedeN

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MIDNIGHT MANOR REVIEWED...
 
 
OC WEEKLY - DAVE SEGAL
"...mean lean rock that’s set to slow boil. “Bipolar Belle” waltzes darkly with the standard “My Favorite Things,” adding flinty guitar accents and forbidding vocals in the vein of ex-Geraldine Fibbers front woman Carla Bozulich."
 
PERFORMING SONGWRITER / EP REVIEW
"This seven-song set casts Frank and her bandmates in a mostly menacing light, be it the arch exhilaration of "Doubt" or the ominous strains of "Some Friend You Are" and "Six Degrees." Predictably, edge and attitude win out. Clearly, the lady is a vamp." (July/Aug. 08 DIY section)
 
 DETROIT METRO TIMES, Jeffrey Morgan -- SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chase Frank — Midnight Manor (self-released) :: Chase is a girl and, boy, can she ever write, sing and play a whole host of everything, from deep-sixed dirges ("Sad Song") and upbeat rockers ("Doubt") to decadent Euro-sautéed cabaret torch numbers ("Bipolar Belle"). I also get the feeling that’s she’s got a loose screw or two rattling around somewhere in that big beautiful brain of hers — always a plus in my book. (Oct. '08)
 
 
 
 

SMILE TRIALS
REVIEWED
 
OC WEEKLY, Chris Ziegler
Frank writes and plays like she's both armed and on the run, with her time and vision saved only for the most vital things, and Owens' production shows just how gutsy these songs really are.
 
THE LAST BEATNICKS
 "Chase Frank is one of many singers unjustly neglected, I definitely think her performance is on par with the greats.She moves from within -- this is what it literally means to be a freelance artist."

MIDNIGHT MANOR REVIEWED...
  THE DISTRICT WEEKLY (Ziegler) --HOMETOWN LOVE -- 'CHASE FRANK SUPERSTAR'
Chris Ziegler on Chase Frank, June 26, 2008
"Her new album—white cover, white heat"...."lean clipped loop-unit-blues with iron vigor like PJ Harvey and a little of the outsider wildness of guys like George Brigman or Michael Yonkers."
 
LEFT OF THE DIAL MAG (.com)
"Chase Frank comes off like the moody side of Patti Smith and the unerring arcade symbolist poetry of PJ Harvey, especially on tracks like "Doubt," with its slightly funky drumming and ghostly guitar whispers on one hand and a dampened post-punk blues crunchiness on the other. Her voice withers and wraps around your cerebrum with a dire sense of otherness and abjection...." (Aug '08)
 

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