Frasca paints sounds of life
her new album Sound Painter, Dallas Frasca set out to capture the positive and strong moments she endured during a heart-breaking split from her boyfriend. Frasca joined drummer Peter McDonald and guitarist Jeff Curran and says the band spent 2½ years perfecting the record. ‘‘It’s all of our strengths – we put everything we have into that album,’’ she says. ‘‘We recorded the entire album live. We felt like we were musically peaking.’’ While Frasca is the first person to admit that Sound Painter is a breakup album, she says it’s also about overcoming hardship. ‘‘There is a song on the album with the line, ‘you will have to punch me harder to knock me down’. That’s our philosophy,’’ she says.’’ Frasca believes her fans will relate to the messages in her music. Frasca fans raised more than $4500 for the band to record Sound Painter, so the trio headed to New York City to work with Australian producer Andy Baldwin. When the album was complete and the band returned to Australia their laptop – containing the only completed version of Sound Painter – was stolen. ‘‘I think what defines you as a person is how you handle situations like that,’’ she says.
Dallas Frasca plays The Sound Lounge, in Currumbin with The Twine and Rick Steward tomorrow night.