Friday, November 7, 2008

Frank Hoier: Lovers & Dollars

Frank Hoier
Lovers & Dollars
Self-Released [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Frank Hoier is a newer face on the Americana scene and his new album Lovers & Dollars will start to put him on the hipsters radar. The album is backed by The Weber Brothers, which round out the full band vibe to the album and complement Hoier's folkish Beatles pop like delivery. Lyrically, Lovers & Dollars is a strong record and with songs like "Jesus Don't Give Tax Breaks To The Rich", Hoier is not afraid to drop a protest song on ya here and there as well as offering some solid slide guitar which makes him an even more interesting listen.

Key Track: "Lovers & Dollars"

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-Reviewed by Aidan Rox