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    Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:36:12

    Watch Frank + Derol's "Barely Love You Too" Lyric Video - It features handwritten lyric notes

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    Take a look at Frank + Derol's lovely "Barely Love You Too" video featuring handwritten lyric notes. It is sweet. And if you like what you see/hear, then pick up their debut EP on iTunes.

    What do you need to know about Frank + Derol? We'll tell you.

    Codi Caraco grew up in Los Angeles, playing intricate Rachmaninoff preludes on the piano while the rest of her family blasted psychedelic rock. She started writing songs in first grade, around the same time that she came to school singing Smashing Pumpkins and her classmates wondered about her, this little brunette virtuoso singing about a rat in a cage.

    Brandi Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, split her childhood between a tour bus and a home in Nashville, where she listened to Merle Haggard records and watched her father play guitar. It took her until age 18 to pick up the instrument, but once she did, the music came easily. She sat down with her father, matching his chords, repeating patterns. With her little sister rising to widespread fame, Brandi signed on as a tour guitarist and never looked back.

    It was on one of these national tours that Codi and Brandi met five years ago, late one night, as the tour musicians—a group that included Codi's brother—headed wearily back to the buses. The two girls started writing music together, quickly finding that Brandi's folksy, organic sensibilities and love for '90s grunge was the perfect complement to Codi's ear for the off-kilter, structural and strange.

    Together they formed F + D.. The two of them started playing shows, refining their material and collaborating with other young artists. At some point, the music clicked. "We began making the music that we'd always wanted to make," says Codi. Brandi agrees: "The roughness of those tours, the two of us just playing acoustic—it made us grow up as artists, and our songs did too."

    Their full length is due in 2013, and Frank + Derol set out to make a record that anyone could enjoy, and they succeeded. This is the sort of music that teenage girls will play on repeat as they take their first road trip up and down the California coast. These are the songs that you'll inevitably hear remixed by esoteric DJs into grinding, chest-shuddering bass tracks with Codi's ethereal soprano layered on top. This is the album with the irresistible hooks that will win over even the most intractable hipsters: F + D, coming soon to a rooftop near you.

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