MORE ABOUT FRANCINE
Francine is a band from Boston. According to March 6th's "EIGHT DAYS A WEEK" Section: Jack "Drag" Dragonetti's production of the new Francine album, 28 Plastic Blue Versions of Endings Without You (Q Division), added enough electronic embellishment that the band went out and hired Baby Ray's Paul Simonoff as a full-time keyboardist. It's a great leap forward for the band, and not just because of the keyboards: they've traded their sturdy Pavementisms for a broader palette that encompasses 21st-century tropicália ("Inside Joke"), bipolar bubblegum synth-pop ("NASCAR"), and fragile, reeling-twilight bum-outs ("Novelty"). In short, it's their Revolver.
Read Brett Milano's article on them in Cellars By Starlight