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13
Sep

Fresh Track: Teen Daze ft. Frankie Rose “Union”

Way back in February of this year, we featured a new Teen Daze track called “Brooklyn Summer” that was the lead single from the album All of Us, Together, which was released towards the end of May via Lefse Records.  The album was a fantastic interweaving of electronic beats but ultimately left me wanting a bit more of the style from his Beach Dreams EP with the incorporation of vocals into the tracks.  While Teen Daze is certainly always atmospheric in the best way, the extra layer of fuzzy vocals he has featured from time to time brings an added element and meaning to his songs.  Thankfully, I might not have to wait long for my wish as I apparently forgot that Teen Daze is the Ty Segall of the electronic indie scene and never stops releasing new music.

Two days ago, “Union” was released along with the details for his second full-length album of the year, The Inner Mansions, which will hit the shelves on 11-6-12.  And to my great surprise and joy, he enlisted the stellar vocal services of Frankie Rose for the track.  The song itself is fantastic, with the two singing on top of each other to create an interesting blend of voice to put effects to.  Beginning with a chaotic clamor of sound, it eventually settles out into a melodic, lush, pool of tranquility to sink into.  Dive in and give it a listen below.

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Written by Greg Dahman

11
Jan

Fresh Track: Frankie Rose “Know Me”

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.

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Written by Greg Dahman

6
Sep

Upcoming Event: Dirty Beaches at White Rabbit Cabaret

Alex Zhang Huntai is the mind behind Dirty Beaches.  His project has captivated me upon arrival.  If I had to describe Huntai I would give him the title of Enigmatic Nomad.  He has built his vision by evacuating his homeland Taiwan and migrating to Montreal.   Badlands, is a story of travel and experience.  Dirty Beaches is a project that performs smooth, but breeds uncertainty as we continue to search for an answer to Huntai’s message.  Is he lost? Is he in love? Did he fall out of love?

Huntai embraces Elvis Presley as an influence.  I am pulled to an obscure story coming from a roaming thinker. Paul Simon’s Graceland hooked with a mystery. Listen to Bandlands. Also check out Dirty Beaches / Ela Orleans 12’’ double feature:

MOKB Presents: Dirty Beaches (support: Frankie Rose), September 26, White Rabbit Cabaret. 1116 Prospect Street. $8 ADV / $10 Door. Buy your tickets HERE.

Written by Brett McGrath.