New Music: Frankie Rose’s Interstellar

(Image via the Straight)

I’m totally loving Frankie Rose‘s new offering, Interstellar, a spacey, atmospheric pop album released in February.  It, and Stacey Q’s Two of Hearts, have been on repeat at my house over the last week.

Formerly a drummer with Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls, Frankie Rose went solo in 2010 with her subtle and refined debut Frankie Rose and the Outs.  Interstellar, her sophomore album, is described by Pitchfork as “a big, second-album leap of faith into deeper waters, a sparkling synth-pop record that wants very badly to mean something to dreamy, hyper-emotional twentysomethings.”

Let’s start with my favourite track, Pair of Wings.  Her voice!  The lyrics!   “Show me your scars, I’ll show you mine.”

The reverb-drenched Night Swim is a combination of surf guitar, synth and GoGos-style vocals.  So sweet and happy.

Know Me, according to The Georgia Straight music writer John Lucas, “positions shimmery, lost-in-the-forest guitar chords over an ’80s dance-floor beat”.  I think that’s another way to describe super awesome fun.

And last but not least, Interstellar, the leading track.

Miss Frankie Rose is playing at the Biltmore in Vancouver tonight, April 24th.  Tickets are $12 + fees and available at Red Cat Records, Zulu and Ticketmaster.  You can stream the entire album via Grooveshark here.


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