New York duo Frost Children have released their iciest record yet. The former Dazed cover stars shared their third album Speed Run, a zoomy and maximalist offering that flexes the duo’s hyperpop chops across 11 high-speed tracks. Since coming onto the scene with 2020’s Aviation Creates Adventurous Beginnings, the pair have fast become staples of the New York downtown scene, staging their own photoshoots and performing across some of the city’s trendiest nights alongside fellow Dimes Square-adjacent indie sleaze revivalists Blaketheman1000 and The Dare. Not to mention a memey online presence that has hurtled them straight into the internet zeitgeist (Angel Emoji has her own newsletter and appears occasionally on the Joshua Citarella-led platform Do Not Research).
On Speed Run, anthemic hooks and playful production feels like it’s made for hedonistic nights spent in the East Village; a sonic chaos that is synonymous with the frenzied scenes of music nerds, alt-fashion types and internet freaks their fan base consists of. “Awesome sauce for the win” they talk-rap on “SICK TRIP”, a reference to the early internet speak they grew up on, while “SERPENT” is a punk-pop clanger about clout and scene politics. With enough voltage to power an entire game arcade-worth of speed runs, it’s an idiosyncratic record, and a wild ride, so brace yourselves.
Elsewhere, Angel Olsen shares a new EP comprising four previously unreleased songs, Dinamarca shares a dreamy album, and Shygirl drops a deluxe version of Nymph.