Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist goes solo and makes clean break from fuzz-loving past
Years of flitting between scuzzy indie-pop bands from Vivian Girls to Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts and her own ensemble Frankie Rose and The Outs have led this Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist finally to conclude what we could have told her ages ago – time to try going it alone.
In a distinctly clean break from her fuzz-loving past, it’s clean guitars, shimmery synths and glistening melodies galore across an album that has its head stuck somewhere between reverb-bathed 80s electronic pop and the stratosphere, what with all the vapour-trail vocals and title tracks such as ‘Daylight Sky’ and ‘Moon In My Mind’. It makes the moments when Interstellar bumps back down to earth, specifically to the dancefloor – see the near flawless ‘Know Me’ and ‘Night Swim’ – all the more instantly gratifying.