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While kicking around the jangle-pop scene, Frankie Rose was a member of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls. On her second solo album, she transports us further and takes us higher than she ever could have as the drummer of an indie pop revivalist band.
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, but her first solo record, recorded under the name Frankie Rose and the Outs, still felt constrained by a reflexive sort of cool-kid slouch. Between that record and Interstellar, she has dropped the pretense of a backing band entirely, and is recording simply as “Frankie Rose.” The implicit point is clear: This time around, she’s going for it.
Text source: 8.4 album review by Pitchfork