A review by Dina Hornreich that appeared in the August 2001 issue of Venus (Chicago, IL)…
It is easy to like Edith Frost. She designed her own web site (edithfrost.com). She was signed to her record label, Drag City, after writing them a fan letter about Will Oldham. She runs a mailing list just for her jokes (not the annoying chain letter kind, either). Her lyrics are sincere and the music is simply amazing. As my Jewish grandmother would say, "Vuts nawt to like?"
It is often said that the advice we give to others is that which we want to hear ourselves. As indicated by her new album, Edith has done a lot of self-counseling. This is one woman who isn’t afraid to heal thyself through her songwriting.
And rubbing elbows with the Chicago indie scene hasn’t hurt Ms. Frost in the slightest. Not because it is an industry in which success is contingent upon knowing the right people (but let’s face it — it is); it is more because she has been granted exposure to the musical marvels in Eleventh Dream Day / Run On, Royal Trux, and Gastr del Sol, who invite a welcomed variation into her unique songwriting style. And my, has Edith advanced from her country-western and rockabilly beginnings! Wonder Wonder documents this growth as the next chapter in Edith’s storybook with tales of love, homesickness, fear, and (of course) wonderment.