Dirty Electronified Alt-Jams
Begun with one song ‘Cop Drama’ in Fall 2010, the game was switched on us, showing new easier ways to work with fast and fun results. Pete & Frank 3000 started as this new Garageband incarnation of Pete and Frank, and was planned to continue this way, although it only produced the one single.
Then it was thought the name could be a larger banner that all the group jams could fall under during Phase 2 since SGE was on hiatus, and so the next Summer Gets Electronic-type jam morphed into the first Pete & Frank 3000 double-album ‘Girl’s Night’. After the second double-album during Phase 3 and with the return of Nate Dogg a couple months later, Summer Gets Electric actually started back up again, and Pete & Frank 3000 became an outlet for the excessively electronic, experimental, and comedic sessions.
The group actually manages to take in all of the other groups’ different song styles, and levels of seriousness and (mainly) humor, while still crafting a new style of it’s own unlike anything before. On the albums, the use of the Casio CZ-1000 and other synths instead of a second guitar goes a long way towards it’s shaping, along with the use of drum machines, giving many of the tracks a late 70’s/early 80’s vibe, with echoes of Can-like krautrock jams and Gary Numan-style new wave, as well as some epic late 90’s/early 2000’s My Morning Jacket-esque indie-fuzz.
They are quite an odd assortment of wide-ranging songs – dirty Pete and Frank in content and probably the most retro-futuristic-ly 3000 so far. Some of both our filthiest and most-heartfelt songs sit side by side in the running order they were made. Enjoy the ride.