Album: Frankie Rose, Interstellar (Memphis Industries)

 

Former denizen of Brooklyn indie girl groups such as Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts, Frankie Rose has stepped out on her own and come up with a surprise delight: an enchanting dream-pop album steeped in her multi-tracked harmonies.

 Memories of new-wave pioneers such as The Cure and New Order are discernible, particularly in the brittle drums and methodical guitar melody of "Know Me"; but rumbling tom-toms and space-age synths characterise "Gospel/Grace" and "Interstellar", which could be Can with a female vocalist. But it's Rose's harmonies that make the album special: warm and breathy, they seem to sidle gently into position, rather than cut with razor precision, a characteristic that lends the feel of an angelic chorale to the gorgeous "Moon in My Mind" and "Pair of Wings".

DOWNLOAD THIS Interstellar; Pair of Wings; Moon in My Mind; Know Me

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