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Washington, D.C. (1993 – 1999)

Frodus (a.k.a. Frodus Conglomerate International, Frodus Sound Laboratories, FCI) was a Washington, D.C.-based post-hardcore band formed in 1993, described by critics as a mixture of math rock, hardcore punk, and indie rock. Their songs were frequently dark and dissonant. The band was in the process of signing with Sub Pop Records and about to tour with At the Drive-In before breaking up in 1999.

Frodus’ first releases were self-distributed cassettes and 7 inches, such as “Babe”, “Tzo-Boy”, and “Molotov Cocktail Party”. Two other releases (“Fireflies” and “F-Letter”), on now defunct indies, followed. Frodus later signed with Tooth & Nail Records, an independent label out of Seattle, with which they released Conglomerate International in 1998 as well as the split with Roadside Monument. Most of Frodus’ recognition was due to their epic swan song, the 1999 recorded and 2001 released LP on Fueled By Ramen entitled “And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea,” considered by band members their best recorded work. This album included the track “There Will Be No More Scum,” which many believed to be the gem of the album.

F-Letter was later re-released, as was another album called “Radio Activity” that contained older songs. The re-release of F-Letter also included some B-sides and other rare/unreleased tracks.


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  • Giba-G

    не вкурил

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    if you don't have their entire discography drop everything and get it now* fixed it [2] If I regret anything, it's not downloading Unwound's entire discography from the very start, I went one album at a time, I liked repetition, then after a few months I downloaded ltiy, and then I waited a year to download npi, and then a few months later I got future of what... and then I finally came to my senses and downloaded the rest of their discography.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    "This next one's by... I don't know, Thrice???"

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sabrage


    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    thrice is a great band* corrected for ya. don't be a twat even if you like more ug stuff.

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AprilPhantom

    this band owns beyond infinity.

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • AprilPhantom


    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • deprim

    @ Psaurcacneosisa except I'm not a kid and there's no need to be condescending towards people who like thrice but I'm not mad.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • deprim

    @ Psaurcacneosisa You know what? I will. I just created a new sticky note on my desktop with those bands and will slowly but systematically check them out.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • bobbygeisler

    @Psauracneosisa Absolutely. All those bands rule.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Matthewof1979

    If you don't have Frodus / Roadside Monument in your collection then your missing out. Two of the best bands out there.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • venenumest

    if you don't have their entire discography drop everything and get it now* fixed it

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Conebeast

    + 1 or Unwound, if you don't have New Plastic Ideas drop everything and get it now.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Psaurcacneosisa

    you are correct, I just haven't gotten around to them yet

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • look-a-ghost

    ..which I notice are not in your charts, seriously you're missing out on one of the greatest ever post-hardcore bands there.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • look-a-ghost

    ..and don't forget Unwound.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Psaurcacneosisa

    all the kids who found out about Frodus from Thrice need to follow up on those similar artists....Jawbox, Drive Like Jehu, Engine Down, and Roadside Monument are all immensely good

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • EndsWithTheSea

    couldn't this group be more relevant nowdays?

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • obeytheory

    So underrated, it should be criminal.

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • phihxchockey

    glad thrice covered frodus or i would have never known

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
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