She’s back and she’s brought her genius with her in the form of a Sci-Fi and horror themed album, Caged Tropical’

Frankie Rose is an American musician and song writer, yes, the very Frankie Rose of Indie Rock band Vivian Girls and post-punk band Crystal Stilts, to name a few. If you didn’t know, now you know.

Frankie has been hiding out with Beverly, a Brooklyn-based band, since the release of her 2013 album, ‘Herein Wild’. Now she’s back and teasing us with a single from her solo LP, ‘Trouble’, ahead of its release on the 11th August.

Trouble’ is a creative, sci-fi inspired single bringing us back to the 80’s for those sensational synths and vivacious beats. Rose commented in a press release:

“I love old sci-fi. They Live is one of my favourite movies ever, same with Susperia”…“80’s sci-fi movies with a John Carpenter soundtrack, with silly synths- that makes it into my file, to the point that I’ll write lyrics incorporating that kind of stuff. It’s in there”

The drums creating an uplifting beat, alongside synths; is the work of a mastermind, it’s extremely intriguing and individual.

“It’s all essentially based on what happened to me in Los Angeles and then a return to Brooklyn.” She adds “Misery turned into something good. The whole record to me is a redemption record and it is the most positive one I’ve made.”

The single is about having to deal with problems, being unable to outrun them and yourself.

The video is released with a hotline which encourages listeners to call and leave details of their paranormal and extra-terrestrial encounters. The stories will then be reviewed – with the chance of them being on a podcast, Weird Night with Juan and Frankie whom will analyse connections between “music and the paranormal”.

Cage Tropical is out August 11 via Slumberland. Rose will be touring until 28th October, don’t miss out!

Frankie Rose:

JUN 14 – BOSTON – The Sinclair*
JUN 15 – PORTSMOUTH, NH – 3s Art Space*
JUN 16 – MONTREAL – Bar Le Ritz PDB*
JUN 17 – TORONTO – Horseshoe Tavern*
JUN 19 – CLEVELAND – The Grog Shop*
JUN 20 – DETROIT – El Club*
AUG 11 – PHILADELPHIA – Johnny Brenda’s
AUG 12 – NEW YORK – Baby’s All Right
SEP 13 – CARRBORO – Cats Cradle
SEP 14 – ATLANTA – The Earl
SEP 15 – NASHVILLE – The End
SEP 17 – NEW ORLEANS – Gasa Gasa
SEP 18 – HOUSTON – Walters Downtown
SEP 19 – DALLAS – Club Dada
SEP 20 – AUSTIN – Barracuda
SEP 22 – PHOENIX – Rebel Lounge
SEP 23 – SAN DIEGO – Soda Bar
SEP 24 – LOS ANGELES – The Echo
SEP 25 – SAN FRANCISCO – Rickshaw Stop
SEP 28 – PORTLAND – Doug Fir
SEP 29 – SEATTLE – Barboza
SEP 30 – VANCOUVER – The Cobalt
OCT 2 – SALT LAKE CITY – Kilby Court
OCT 3 – DENVER – Globe Hall
OCT 6 – ST PAUL – Turf Club
OCT 7 – CHICAGO – Empty Bottle
OCT 9 – PITTSBURGH – Club Cafe
OCT 10 – BUFFALO – Studio at Waiting Room
OCT 12– NEW YORK – Rough Trade
OCT 17 – BRIGHTON – The Joker
OCT 18 – LONDON – Moth Club
OCT 19 – MANCHESTER – Castle
OCT 20 – EDINBURGH – Sneaky Pete
OCT 21 – COVENTRY – Kasbah
OCT 22 – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega
OCT 24 – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
OCT 28 – AMSTERDAM – London Calling

* – w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart