Frankie Rose spent a few years kicking around the Brooklyn jangle-pop scene before striking out on her own: As the most charismatic member of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls, she was a reliable bolt of onstage electricity enlivening the often noncommittal presences around her. It was pretty clear, even then, that she was eventually destined for bigger things. Interstellar is a big, second-album leap of faith into deeper waters, a sparkling synth-pop record that wants 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…
What more can I say? Very much looking forward to this.
Two single releases this year on Good Bait, but I know that they’re trying out a new set with their new singles with a new live set-up. I got to hear a snippet the other day, and can’t wait to see what it sounds like in full.