Frank Jordan
Label: Devil In The Woods
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


Frank Jordan features Devin Hurley on drums, Matt Ontjes on bass and Mike Visser on guitar & vocals. For the first three and a half years of its existence, Frank Jordan was an instrumental band with two drummers. A year after streamlining to their current three piece line-up, they went to the studio and recorded with multi-platinum Cake and Deftones engineer, Joe Johnston. The result is an introspective, fervent, experimental, jazz-fusion, pop record they call Decoy. The disc embodies Frank Jordan's signature style and stays firmly outside of the standard song structure box. The first time around, the band pressed 500 copies of Decoy. Now, Cornerstone R.A.S. serves up the analog recording in a digitally re-mastered disc and delivers it to the world inside and out of the Sacramento Valley.

When asked about the band's inspiration and nonlinear song writing style, guitarist and lead singer Mike Visser says, "Honestly, the ideas come as mistakes; they come by accident. But they're great mistakes and I'm happy that they come."

The band's influences range from Fugazi to Cool Keith, while they are often compared to the Police. Alive & Kicking Magazine says, "These guys rip it up. There were moments I swear I thought I was listening to some basement Ghost in The Machine-era Police tapes. The engineering is masterful...tasty vocal distortion...vintage recording sound. I bow down before the rhythm section...I am nothing."