MP3: Frankie Rose – “Know Me” + “Interstellar”

MP3: Frankie Rose – Know Me

Frankie Rose – Interstellar

Frankie Rose is a familiar name to many; she was an original member in Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls. So basically, start a band with her and your outlook is good. Why’s that? Well, she’s showing us on her new album Interstellar, which boasts a number of beautiful songs ranging from the throwback jangle-pop of “Know Me” to the spacey electro-rock of the title track. I’m a bit late on both, which have been available for a month or two from Slumberland Records.

Interstellar is out tomorrow, and you can expect a review in the near future. But first take a listen to “Know Me”, which sounds like if The Pretenders had a lovechild with New Order and decided to name members of Fleetwood Mac the godparents. This is a surefire single, with a three-minute length that doesn’t waste time in getting to the meat of “Know Me” — the gorgeously hazy chorus that’s accentuated by twangy guitar reverberation and amped-up percussion. It’s an anthem for the ’80s, and anyone that wanted to successfully replicate the feeling of a decade gone but never forgotten.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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