Since the release of their 2008 debut album, The Orion Songbook, the songs of Frontier Ruckus have delivered a singularly detailed representation of the glorious yet grim minutiae contained within Midwestern suburban life. From stages at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo to the intimate living rooms of fans, Frontier Ruckus have garnered a dedicated following across the United States and Europe. In 2017 the band released their 5th LP, Enter the Kingdom—co-produced by founding Wilco drummer, Ken Coomer.
"Their songs are full of rich, rural details: frozen lakes, swaying trees, highway lights glowing in the deep night."
- Rolling Stone
"Frontier Ruckus brings a contemporary angle to its music—eschewing traditional tales of trains, whiskey, and rambling for reflections on suburbia, family and 'life on the edge of the interstate.'"
"...one of the most interesting bands currently doing business in the Midwest."
"...a level of top-notch songwriting most groups never attain on a greatest hits compilation."
"...piercingly sincere portraits of romance and youth, ripe with close harmonies and meditations on complicated, tender love."
"...with lyrics as dense as a Faulkner novel and intricate arrangements that transform the typical Americana twang and faded pastoral preconceptions of folk/pop into something surreal and yet familiar."
- Paste Magazine