High Highs & the Low Lows
Since 1997, Frog Holler, a song band, six members equal to the sum of it's parts, the first, real, 'Idiots', have been making music from Berks County, Pennsylvania. Through four, full length releases, and a gradually, spiraling tour radius, Frog Holler found itself featured on the pages of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, critically praised in Mojo Magazine (UK), No Depression, and The Village Voice, featured on NPR's 'Here & Now', touring The Netherlands, played on many, many radio stations, traveling the States, and in the hearts and minds of a growing, caring, loyal, fan base. A real audience, attained without proper management, booking, distribution or promotion, but with good songs, good times, and a continued desire to be a better band. With the permanent addition of Todd Bartolo (guitars, lap-steel, mandolin) in 2000 and Daniel Bower (Drums) in late 2001, to the existing core of long time members, John Kilgore (guitars, organ), Mike Lavdanski (banjo, harmonies), Josh Sceurman (bass), and Darren Schlappich, (acoustic, vocals) Frog Holler had finally cemented the perfect balance of intangible qualities (sloppiness, brotherhood, differences, fun) with musical abilitiy (song chops). In January and February of 2004, after releasing and touring behind 2003's critically hailed, Railings, Frog Holler went back to Amoeba Studios and recorded a handful of unreleased originals as well as updated a few songs from their 1998 debut, Couldn't Get Along. The resulting sessions are here in Frog Holler and ZoBird Record's new release: The High, High's & The Low, Low's EP. *Dedicated to Gerry Livers, whose favorite Frog Holler song was 'Glitter'.