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January 11, 2012

Fresh Track: Frankie Rose “Know Me”

by @thoughtontracks

Frankie Rose is at it again.  The Outs are gone.  As a former founding member of Vivian Girls along with stints as a drummer/vocalist in prominent Brooklyn garage rock bands Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls, Frankie has never been shy about trying new ways of making music.  Her most recent project began in 2009 as Frankie joined forces backing band The Outs to release the first single under Frankie’s name as Frankie and The Outs before a full length LP in 2010.  So while we probably shouldn’t be all that surprised to hear she is now recording and releasing records under her own name, what you may be a bit surprised to hear is the style of her newest single.

The first released single from her solo album Interstellar is entitled “Know Me”, and it is not your average Vivian Girls/Frankie and The Outs garage rock girl-pop single.  Instead, it pays homage to 1980’s new wave/shoegaze pop, and I must say that personally, this is my favorite Frankie Rose track to date.  Perhaps most impressive is the prominence of Frankie’s voice in this new style.   Not only does it stand out and shine with a confidence not heard on previous records, it grabs a hold of you and leads you with emotion through a dream-like atmosphere of sound.

Know Me, Don’t Know Me

I Hear What They Said

It Doesn’t Own Me, I’d Rather Be Dead

Know Me, Don’t Know Me

I Know

Frankie has undeniably been honing her artistry at each various stop in her musical journey.  Hopefully she’s ready to show us all exactly what her own personal sound is, because I can’t wait to listen.

Interstellar is out 2-21-12.

Connect with Frankie Rose via Twitter | Facebook | Slumberland Records

Written by Greg Dahman

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