Entries tagged with: Frankie Rose
by Bill Pearis
Beverly, the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose, have been playing together for a year or so. Drew, who plays in Frankie's live band (and also in Avan Lava), is the primary songwriter but you can hear Frankie's influence in Beverly's first released song, "Honey Do," which will be on the Non Violent Femmes compilation Kanine is releasing on Record Store Day. It's sweet -- especially when Drew coos the title -- and warm and fuzzy, and a pretty great pop song. It definitely makes me anxious for their album, which will be out this summer. Meanwhile, stream "Honey Do" below...
Austin's Feathers have had a busy year. They released their debut album, If All Here Now, have toured the country (they played NYC in May) and opened for Depeche Mode during SXSW. 2014 looks to be exciting for them as well, with a new EP, Only One, and a trip across the Atlantic next month where they'll be opening up for Depeche Mode again, this time on a few European dates. On their way there, they'll stop in NYC for a warm-up show, playing Mercury Lounge on January 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
This tour will mark a new line-up for the band, with Christine Aprile (ex-Sleep Over, Silent Diane), Su Swann (Hussle Club), Jon Minor and Destiny Montague (Midnight Masses, Carl Sagan). All tour dates are listed below.
Feathers frontperson Anastasia Dimou was nice enough to give us her Top 10 Records of 2013, including commentary on some of them. Her list doesn't stray to far from the style of music she makes, which means if you like Feathers, you may want to check some of these out. Read her list below....
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Frankie Rose & Dub Pies @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opened in its new permanent Greenpoint location last weekend, offering up shopping, food, fun (ping pong, blacklight mini-golf) and music, with free admission for those willing to wait in the long line to get in that stretched down Banker St. (The line moved pretty fast, though.) The new space is pretty nice, it was never too hard to maneuver around with most of the food and the stage at the far end of the large space. The stage, off to one side, is backed by a wall of projection screens which looked pretty cool I must say. There's no way to go and not smell like a deep fryer, but otherwise it's not a bad way to spend a Friday or Saturday night.
The music for last Saturday (11/2) was headlined by Frankie Rose whose short set nonetheless packed in most of the songs you'd want to hear, including her great cover of The Damned's "Street of Dreams" which I think is better than the original. The vibe of the Bazaar made for a loose fun set. I got in just in time to catch Mahogany who are currently operating as a duo. I miss the maximalist days of their two-drummer, three guitarists and more line-up, but they still sounded pretty good. Pictures from their sets, as well as openers Monogold, are in this post.
Tonight (10/8) at BK Night Bazaar it's The Low Anthem, Robert Ellis (who played last night opening for pals Deer Tick at Webster Hall), and Grandchildren. Then on Saturday (11/9) it's Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ski Lodge and Pearl & the Beard. Psychic TV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Au Revoir Simone and more will play in the weeks ahead. Again the shows are free and open to the public.
More pics of Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold and the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, below...
Frankie Rose at Hammerstein Ballroom in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Brooklyn dream popper Frankie Rose returned this year with a new album, opening for Franz Ferdinand a couple weeks ago. In early 2014, Frankie will hit the road opening for another bigger group, White Lies, who at the very least, are similarly inspired by '80s post-punk. We already mentioned she's touring the UK with them in December, and they've since added North American dates, including one in NYC happening on February 25 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (11/2) at noon. All dates are listed below.
If you want to see Frankie much sooner, and at a smaller, headlining show, you can catch her on Saturday (11/2) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which opens in its new permanent Greenpoint location this weekend. Also on Saturday's show are Mahogany, Monogold, Heavenly Beat, and DJ DUST. Like all Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows, it's totally free.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar opens tonight (11/1) with performances from two very different Baltimorians: rapper/partier Spank Rock and noise rockers Dope Body. Like we've said before, BNB will be open every Friday and Saturday year-round. Check out the current schedule.
All Frankie Rose dates are listed, along with a video, below...
APTBS @ Orion Fest 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar opens in its new permanent Greenpoint location this weekend, with free music performances from Spank Rock and Dope Body on Friday (11/1) and Frankie Rose, Mahogany, Monogold, and Heavenly Beat on Saturday. As mentioned before, it's now open every Friday and Saturday and will be year round.
Since we last posted, the Bazaar has added a few more shows, including The Low Anthem (11/8), Ski Lodge (11/9), A Place to Bury Strangers (11/29, the artisanal earplug vendor will do great business that night), and SISU (12/20).
That's in addition to such already announced performers like Kitty Pryde (11/23), Small Black (12/13) and, what will surely make for a bizarre bazaar, Psychic TV on both 12/27 and 12/28. Full schedule as it stands now is listed below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Franz Ferdinand @ Hammerstein Ballroom - 10/22/13
Scottish dance-punks Franz Ferdinand returned earlier this year with their fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and after doing a surprise, intimate show in Brooklyn over the summer, they brought their tour (which also hit Chicago) back to NYC this past Tuesday (10/22) to pick on a venue their own size, Hammerstein Ballroom. Opening the show was dream pop musician Frankie Rose (who played her own show a month ago) and Casual Sex.
Franz played a chunk of their new album at the show, but also delivered the hits, playing old favorites like "The Dark of the Matinee," "This Fire," "Michael," and "Take Me Out." Pictures from the show are in this post.
They continue, along with the full setlist and some videos, below...
MEN at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
MEN, the post-Le Tigre project of JD Samson, are set to follow to their 2011 debut LP, Talk About Body, with a new album, Labor, on October 22. They're self-releasing the album, and it will be available digitally on their bandcamp and on iTunes. There's also a limited vinyl pressing. Four of the album's tracks -- "All The Way Thru," "Making Art," "Let Them Out Or Let Me In" and "Make Him Pay" -- are currently available online, and from the sound of them, JD Samon's knack for huge melodies and piercing dancepunk hasn't gone anywhere. They can be streamed, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
MEN will celebrate their new album with a release show in their hometown on October 26 at Union Pool. Opening the show is Beverly (who count Frankie Rose as a member), and Amber Valentine DJs. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, JD Samson and Amber Valentine will be at that same venue to DJ even sooner for a PAT 666 party in Union Pool's back room on 10/10 with Sparber and HiFi Sean. PAT is JD Samson's "new dance party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving whoever they want. Video screens with video art. Amazing DJ's and people willing to let go. PAT is everybody mixed up together."
Meanwhile, JD's former Le Tigre bandmate Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin play their next NYC show on October 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out).
Song streams, album artwork and tracklist, below...
by Bill Pearis
Frankie Rose @ Bowery Ballroom 9/23/2013 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
Frankie Rose celebrated the release of her new album, Herein Wild, last night at Bowery Ballroom. The show, "the longest I've ever played" she jokingly told the crowd, featured -- for most of the show -- an eight-piece choir, which really helped with the layered harmonies found on her records. Choir aside, I thought the new line-up of her band had things pretty down last night, especially that cover of The Damned's "Street of Dreams" which is probably better than the original. Co-headliner Tamaryn (very good as well) played before Frankie, and Weeknight (I mostly missed 'em) opened.
In a couple weeks Frankie will head out on the road, opening for Franz Ferdinand on their upcoming tour that includes an NYC stop at Hammerstein Ballroom on October 22 with Casual Sex on the bill as well. Tickets to that show are still available. She'll then head to the UK to open for White Lies. All tour dates are listed below.
photos by Autumn Andel
Tamaryn @ Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, 8/30/2013
Tamaryn, who splits her time between NYC and San Francisco, was in Seattle for Bumbershoot during Labor Day Weekend, and while out that way worked in a show at Portland, OR's Mississippi Studios a couple days prior (8/30). Pictures and a few videos from that show are in this post.
She'll be back in NYC later this month to co-headline Bowery Ballroom on September 23 with Frankie Rose, whose third album, Herein Wild, is out the next day. Tickets for that show are still available. As mentioned, keep an eye/ear out for Anton Newcomb's remixed version of Tamaryn's Tender New Signs album, which is due later this year.
In other Tamaryn news, she posted on her Facebook a poster for a Mexican Summer Five Years celebration of some sort that will take place somewhere in Red Hook on October 11 & 12. (Probably much like the one Captured Tracks just threw in Bushwick.) Like Tamaryn says, "More info to come soon..." but you can check out a teaser video below.
And back to Frankie Rose, she released a second track off Herein Wild to check out, a cover of The Damned's mid-80s song, "Street of Dreams" and you can stream that below too.
Frankie Rose's new album, Herein Wild, will be out September 24 via Fat Possum. That's the cover art above. If the jangly, string-laden first single, "Sorrow," is any indication, it's a little more straight-forward pop than last year's synth-heavy Interstellar. You can stream it below.
As mentioned, Frankie's playing a record release show at Bowery Ballroom on September 23. Since we posted, Tamaryn (who just played Brooklyn twice) has been added to the bill as co-headliner and tickets are still available.
Frankie Rose @ Pitchfork Fest, 7/19/2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
"Is it gross to swim in the lake?" asks singer and Brooklynite Frankie Rose. The festival isn't yet five minutes old but the opening artist's mind is understandably on the hot weather. Rose shrugs off the heat, however, and with her hair climbing all the way down her back, bathes her faint voice in dreamy echoes. The ex-Vivian Girls member's songs eschew muscle and embrace 80s synths. Satisfied early birds came to see her, she reminds the crowd that Phish and Pearl Jam are also playing concerts elsewhere tonight, and rewards the faithful with the brand-new "You Don't Need to Tell Me." Akin to Rose, it's pleasant but overly quaint, ideal stuff for standing still and contemplating what to see over the next few days. - [Chicago Tribune]Frankie Rose spent the weekend in Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. As mentioned above, she peppered her set with new songs from her forthcoming third solo album, Herein Wild, which is due out sometime this fall. Turns out after two records on Slumberland, the new one will be out on Fat Possum (home of Youth Lagoon, Wavves, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, to name three). Hopefully we'll get to hear recordings from that soon.
Right before Pitchfork, she snuck in a warm-up gig, playing an unannounced set after La Luz at Shea Stadium on 7/16. Frankie has also just announced her next hometown show, playing Bowery Ballroom on September 23. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at noon. No other tour dates have been announced yet.
As mentioned, Frankie Rose was supposed to be playing a show tonight at Brooklyn Museum. Unfortunately...
Due to a bummer situation. I won't be playing bk museum on Saturday. However my other project BEVERLY will be. i'll b the lady playin drums.Beverly, which features Frankie on drums/vocals and Drew Citron (who also plays in Frankie's band, as well as Avan Lava) on guitars and vocals, will take the 7 PM slot as part of Brooklyn Museum's "First Saturdays." Free with museum admission.
Frankie Rose @ Celebrate Brooklyn 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Frankie Rose is busy finishing up her third solo record, which is titled Herein Wild, and due out early fall 2013. She also has a couple shows coming up, including playing
next weekend (7/6) at Brooklyn Museum's free Target First Saturdays.
UPDATE: She's not playing solo now, but her other band Beverly is.
The music portion of the day is a diverse line-up that includes The Hungry March Band, Michael Hill's Blues Mob and hip-hop group Brown Bag All Stars. Frankie plays at 7 PM.
Frankie will also be playing day 1 (Friday, 7/19) of 2013 Pitchfork Festival.
Brooklyn Museum also hosts the Audiophile Series, which will have Heliotropes and The Suzan on July 25 and Xenia Rubinos and DJ Rizzla on August 15. Those shows are free with museum admission (which is a suggested donation).
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to Union Park from July 19-21 with sets from Bjork, Joanna Newsom, Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly, Solange, Rustie, Low, The Breeders, Swans, Savages, Merchandise, Julia Holter, KEN mode, White Lung, TNGHT, Evian Christ, Waxahatchee, El-P, Killer Mike, and more across three stages (Red, Blue, and Green). The set times for the festival have now been announced, and you can check out the full day-by-day schedule below.
3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets are still available.
Pitchfork Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The final Pitchfork Festival lineup has now been announced, and in addition to previously announced acts like R. Kelly, Joanna Newsom, and Swans, it now includes M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo, Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN Mode, and DJ Rashad.
Three-day passes and single-day tickets are still available.
In other Chicago music festival news, Lollapalooza early bird passes went on sale today, sold out, and then regular 3-day passes went on sale and sold out. Single day tickets go on sale April 9.
Full Pitchfork Festival lineup and schedule below...
Small Black at Brooklyn Museum in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
Today we've posted year-end lists by Andy from Cake Shop, Mark Eitzel, and James from Veronica Falls. Now we've got one from Josh Kolenik of Brooklyn chillwavers Small Black giving us a rundown of 12 singles he loved in 2012.
Based on Small Black's own sound, it's got an unsurprising amount of indie pop, R&B, electronics, and Young Chop-produced hip hop. But he also sneaks in the inclusion of some vintage-sounding psych folk courtesy of Jessica Pratt. Check out his full list of songs, along with streams and/or videos for each track, below...
Pitchfork just posted their Honorable Mention Albums of 2012, which they consider "20 records didn't make [their] Top 50 but they're not necessarily just Nos. 51-70." There are some similarities to their Overlooked Records of 2012 list that they posted halfway through the year. It also includes Frankie Rose's Interstellar, which did actually get Best New Music upon its release, unlike the other albums here. And it's got Waxahatchee's American Weekend and Jeremih's Late Nights with Jeremih, neither of which were reviewed throughout the year. Though they did review Waxhatachee (Katie Crutchfield)'s sister Allison's band Swearin', who also makes this list, and who (along with Jeremih) made Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks list.
Full list below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Ex Cops - Wonderful Christmas Time (MP3)
photo by Nanci Sarrouf
Admission. Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" is easily my most-hated holiday pop song. Repetive, grating, plodding, and seemingly recorded by accident, the song makes me want to suck a candycane into a point and gouge out my eardrums. (Unlike, say, The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping" which I can listen to ad infinitum.) So it's a Christmas miracle that Ex Cops have taken this unfortunate Macca yuletide perennial and sped it up, turned it up and transformed it into a rough-hewn little indiepop charmer. We've got the premiere of the song right here in the post to download above or stream below. Merry Ex-mas.
Another present you're going to have to wait a bit for is Ex Cops terrific debut album, True Hallucinations, which hits January 22 via Other Music Recording Company. The band are playing a record release show at Glasslands that same day with Hunters also on the bill (tickets). After that, Ex Cops play Mercury Lounge on February 15 and tickets to that show are on sale at noon. You can see them sooner than that, though, as they were just added to tonight's Paul Banks show at Webster Hall (12/14) and tickets are still available.
Meanwhile Ex Cops' Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun have each submitted lists of their favorite songs from 2012. In a bit of daring, they both include their own single "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" on their respective lists. Check them out below.
by Bill Pearis
TPOBPAH @ Summerstage 7/7/2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
While The Pains of Being Pure at Heart didn't release an album this year, they have stayed busy touring on the heels of last year's terrific Belong. (They did put out a covers 7" in the UK though which is worth seeking out.) The band play a free hometown show this Friday (12/14) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Black Marble, Habibi and Heavens Gate. Doors are at 6 PM with bands starting at 8 PM, and it's all ages. Lines to get in Brooklyn Night Bazaar have been long, but move pretty quickly.
In other TPOBPAH news, singer/guitarist Kip Berman is one of the conspirators behind "Rough Smooch" a new indiepop party that has its debut this Sunday (12/16) at Williamsburg bar Legion. Wear your cutest anorak to this night that features performances by The Hairs, Kissing is a Crime and Grand Resort, plus Kip and WNYU's Maria Sherman on DJ duty. The party is free and starts at 9PM.
And lastly, the Pains were kind enough to send us a year-end music list. The whole band are music obsessives and couldn't whittle the list down to ten, so they sent a list of "some music we thought was cool in 2012." Kip adds, "I'm certain the other PAINS would put Kurt's Ice Choir record Afar on our list, but I think it would make him feel weird and, perhaps, seem nepotistic. But his record is really good, and however you feel about Pains, you should give it a listen." Ice Choir, by the way, play Cameo on December 22 with Cool Angels and Limited (info).
Check out the list below...
by Andrew Sacher
SPIN have revealed their list of the top 50 albums of 2012. It continues SPIN's trend of giving love to crossover punk and metal (which they've been pretty consistent with since naming Fucked Up's David Comes to Life their top album of 2011) with the inclusion of Baroness, Torche, Pallbearer, Cloud Nothings, and Japandroids, but rather surprisingly excludes the SPIN Essential'd Ceremony - Zoo and The Men - Open Your Heart, in favor of popular blowouts by Taylor Swift, fun., and Nicki Minaj. The list also shares its #1 and #2 with the two highest Pitchfork-rated albums of the year. And no Grimes.
The list begins with the Kanye-cribbed disclaimer, "Most critics' taste levels ain't at our waist level. Ain't nobody fucking with our clique." Check out SPIN's Top 50 LPs of 2012 list below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Teen Daze - New Life (MP3)
Teen Daze (aka Fraser Valley, BC resident who goes simply by Jamison) will release his second album, The Inner Mansions, on November 6 via Lefse Records. In these post chillwave times, the record still evokes those hazy warm vibes, though drifts a little more towards Boards of Canada somnambulism than the warped cassette sounds of three years ago. It is indeed a nice record to chill out to. You can download the album's opening track, "New Life," at the top of this post and stream Teen Daze's collaboration with Frankie Rose, "Union," below.
Teen Daze will be down from Canada, visiting NYC for CMJ and dates include the Lefse Records showcase at Pianos on October 16 and the previously-mentioned Force Field showcase at Glasslands on October 18 with Dent May and more TBA. Expect more CMJ shows to pop up as we get closer to the fest. All tour dates are listed below, along with the "Union" song stream.
Tonight (9/6), the stylish and the lovers of free booze and music will be out in force on the streets of Soho, the Meatpacking District and other parts of NYC for Fashion's Night Out.
We posted a giant list of FNO music happenings yesterday and turns out there's way more including: Yoko Ono reveals her new collection at Swarovski Crystallized;
A$AP Rocky at Adidas Originals SoHo Store (see below); St. Vincent performing at at a speakeasy themed (and Boardwalk Empire-sponsored) party at Rag & Bone; Sonlange Knowles and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear at The Ace Hotel; Theophilus London will be at The Rose Bar; Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. performs at Bloomingdale's Soho; Wild Belle at Mulberry (update: this is a DJ set); Frankie Rose and Alex Winston at Theory and more.
Basic info on these additional FNO performances/parties is below. Our previous post is here. All events are free and open-to-the-public unless otherwise noted. You can check the FNO website for more info. Some flyers below too.
UPDATE: We found even MORE
As mentioned, Thursday (9/5) is Fashion's Night Out. Basically another excuse to throw a party (in the name of bringing money and attention to fashion), the evening has become music-oriented in the last few years with bands playing stores all over New York City. There's a lot of stuff going on, including the Azealia Banks / DJ Cosmo performance at M.A.C. Soho we already told you about; plus Icona Pop and Maria Minerva at Urban Outfitters; Matchbox Twenty (!?!) at Bloomingdales; Haim at Topshop; La Sera at Helmut Lang; We Were Promised Jetpacks at Rockefeller Center; and Cyndi Lauper at Manolo Blahnik, just to name a few.
Below is a list of all the shows we could find with basic details and links where applicable/helpful. All shows are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Many have free food and booze as well. For more into visit the Fashion's Night Out website. Let us know what we missed, in the comments.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Rose - The Fall (Fort Romeau Remix) (MP3)
Frankie Rose at Prospect Park, August 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
With her album produced by Fischerspooner cohort Le Chev, Frankie Rose's Interstellar was born with some dance DNA which will come to full light later this year with some remixes to be included on a single release of album track "Night Swim." One of them is by Fort Romeau (aka La Roux keyboardist Mike Norris) who has taken ethereal album track "The Fall" and transformed it into a sort of Eurohouse lite number, the kind you might have heard on a Kruder & Dorfmeister mix ten years ago. (Admit it, you own the K&D Sessions.) You can download it at the top of this post or stream it below.
Frankie, who most recently opened for Little Dragon in Prospect Park, has also announced a few tour dates in September, none in NYC though. The list of dates and remix stream are below.
West Coast janglers Craft Spells are heading East next month to play Cincinatti's Midpoint Music Festival (September 27 - 29) which also features the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells and many more. Tickets for the fest are still available and the whole line-up is at the bottom of this post.
Before the festival, Craft Spells will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 24 with new new romantics Ice Choir. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
You can stream Craft Spells' new-ish EP, Gallery, plus check out the whole Midpoint Music Fest line-up, below.