“Their music is fun and something I would want to hear live. The vibes are loose and encourage a good time in a Vampire Weekend type of way... the sound is undeniably catchy and well written.”
Fake Frank is an indie rock band from Long Island, New York.
They sound “retro”, reminiscent of ‘90s and ‘00s alternative rock, as well as ‘70s funk. Still, by borrowing musical ideas from fusion, classic rock, and country, Fake Frank is refreshing and stands uniquely in the indie scene. What’s more, the band writes music that is meaningful, cinematic, and emotionally rich, with lyrics tackling tough subjects such as identity and mental health.
Founded by singer/songwriter Dan Avedis Masotti and drummer Harrison Kravis, Fake Frank started recording for its debut album before the two headed to college. Their ska-infused single, “It’s All In My Head”, caught the attention of critics and in March 2017, Deli Magazine named Fake Frank “New England’s Emerging Artist of the Month”. In early 2018, they finished and released their self-titled album, which has garnered considerable radio play and digital streams. Teaming up with bassist Jeremy Kaplan and guitarist Jon Chernack, Fake Frank toured in support of the album the following summer. The band truly stands out live, energizing audiences in New England, upstate New York, and the greater NYC area.
After a brief hiatus followed by more than a year without live music, Fake Frank, now with Desmond Smith on bass and Robbie Woll on guitar, is back and excited to share what they worked on in lockdown. Their new music is true to the band’s roots, but demonstrates maturity as well as a new appreciation for stripped-down, raw orchestrations.