Posted in music | tour dates on February 21, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Frankie Rose

Interstellar is 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. For her model, she's taken the impression of some of the dreamiest, most hyper-emotional records of her youth. The production on Interstellar is gorgeous, and clearly modeled on the Cure's big, panoramic pop records, like Disintegration: booming-canyon drums, acres of spannable horizon. The drum beat that opens up "Know Me" is virtually identical to that of "Close to Me", and the silvery guitar leads on "Gospel/Grace" are pretty much mimeographed from "Plainsong". But although Rose indulges pretty heavily in the Cure's primary colors, she paints something distinctly her own with them. The world of Interstellar is a vision of paradise as lifted from the front of a Trapper Keeper: air-brushed, pastel-hued, and gloriously vivid. [Pitchfork]
Frankie Rose's second album, Interstellar, is out today and just got a well-deserved Best New Music tag from Pitchfork. You can stream it via Spotify or the SPIN link we posted last week. You can pick it up at tonights record release show at Knitting Factory to which there are still tickets available. (Though maybe not for long.) Tonight is the debut of Frankie's new band and it will be interesting to hear how they translate Interstellar's widescreen pop to the live stage. Openers are DIVE and Night Manager.

Frankie's sitting out SXSW this year but will bring DIVE along for an April tour of the US, and all dates, (Chicago & Austin included) are below, along with the video for "Gospel/Grace" (directed by Grass Widow's Hannah Lew)...


Frankie Rose - "Gospel/Grace"

Frankie Rose - Gospel/Grace from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.

Frankie Rose - 2012 Tour Dates
Tue-Feb-21 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (Album Release Show - tix) *
Thu-Apr-05 Philadelphia, PA Northstar Bar *
Fri-Apr-06 Arlington, VA Artisphere / Chickfactor 2012: For The Love of Pop!
Sat-Apr-07 Baltimore, MD Golden West *
Sun-Apr-08 Richmond, VA Strange Matter *
Mon-Apr-09 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
Tue-Apr-10 Atlanta, GA 529 *
Fri-Apr-13 Dallas, TX Club Dada *
Sat-Apr-14 Austin, TX Red 7 *
Mon-Apr-16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room *
Wed-Apr-18 San Diego, CA Soda Bar *
Thu-Apr-19 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite *
Fri-Apr-20 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place *
Sat-Apr-21 San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall *
Mon-Apr-23 Portland, OR East End *
Tue-Apr-24 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore *
Wed-Apr-25 Seattle, WA Barboza *
Thu-Apr-26 Missoula, MT The Badlander *
Sat-Apr-28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium *
Sun-Apr-29 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry *
Mon-Apr-30 Chicago, IL Township *
Tue-May-01 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
Wed-May-02 Toronto, ON The Shop under Parts and Labor *
Thu-May-03 Albany, NY Valentine's *
* = w/ DIVE



Comments (23)

Yet again, nothing to do with Linsanity.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:11 PM

Over/Under on the amount of months this backing band lasts? I'm picking 3 months max for the longest lasting member. It would not surprise me if someone gets kicked out of the band tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:21 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:30 PM

i've seen dive 15 times this month. can't get enough of that brooklyn indie sound!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:40 PM

haha 2:21, im with ya

prob depends on how she thinks she sounded...otherwise its the chopping block

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:47 PM

2:33 - Uh oh...everything working against the Brooklyn Dive. Another band currently using the same name since 2004 in the same general geographical location and with some kind of Sony connection. Time for a co-existence agreement if they're lucky.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:56 PM

miss "wow that's sooo interesting." princess hipster bitch

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 2:59 PM

like, omg, like, i saw her, like practising, like, across the street, like from, the pies & thighs! OMG!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 3:01 PM

Well, bartending at Bruar Falls certainly wasn't working out, so I'm happy for her

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 3:10 PM

> 2012
> caring about brooklyn bands

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 3:13 PM

I guess she's dumped the garage sound for the latest trend and the morons are eating it up. What's next, an SNL spot?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 3:15 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 4:09 PM

She sold enough copies of the first record to justify a second record? Talk about egg on my face. TALK ABOUT IT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 4:54 PM

Wasn't into the first album but I like this new one a lot, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 6:57 PM

I would

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 8:20 PM

Remember that show New York Noise, and how they played all this forgettable synth-pop stuff, and you were like "does anyone really listen to this?"

And years later, Brooklyn Vegan's still covering that kind of stuff, like Chairlift and their ilk, and you're like "this is still going on?"

And then you hear this record, and you're like, "Really? Still?", and you hope a new Vivian Girls record comes out soon.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 10:50 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2012 11:45 PM

There is nothing more cynical and inauthentic than a complete stylistic change by a mid-30s woman with a long history of failed bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 12:09 AM

That chick on New York Noise was HOT.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2012 7:59 AM

Mmm how do you it in engliss? disingenuous?

Posted by Onanymous | February 22, 2012 1:37 PM

frankie rose rules

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:42 PM

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