Eyes Peeled. Ears Perked.
This girl gets around. Frankie Rose has had her fingers in a lot of pies (Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls, just to name a few), and is now embarking on part deux of her semi-solo adventure. Recently nixing “& the Outs” from the band’s name, Frankie proves that she is ready and willing to take center stage without a drum set to hide behind. But that doesn’t mean that the songstress is ditching her garage pop roots. On the contrary, Frankie draws inspiration from past projects and sprinkles in just a pinch of her own wispy vocals to create a sound that may not be uniquely hers, but is unique nonetheless. Putting the “dreamy” in dream pop, Frankie’s music has a sort of buoyancy to it that allows it to float from earbud to earbud. A healthy dose of synthesizer and fuzzed-up guitar interjections gives the album a bit of an ’80s feel with shoegaze appeal. Interstellar will be released on February 21, but you can stream the full album here if you’re just itching with anticipation (although that might be something you want to get checked out). A perfect soundtrack for a snowy stroll, Interstellar may be an even more essential companion than your mittens this winter.