Announces UK Tour with Porches
‘Next Thing’ LP due 1st April via Bayonet Records
Shares ‘Is It Possible / Sleep Song‘ Video
Frankie Cosmos is back with her most infectious album to date with Next Thing due out on April 1st on Bayonet Records. The album features the strongest songwriting we’ve seen yet from the project’s mastermind Greta Kline.
Following an extensive US tour this spring, Frankie Cosmos and her band will be coming over to Europe for the first time in May, for a co-headline tour with Porches plus a performance at The Great Escape. Dates are as follows..
Tuesday 17th May – Paris – Espace B tickets
Wednesday 18th May – Brussels – Nuits Botanique (w Porches) tickets
19th – 21st May – Brighton – The Great Escape tickets
Saturday 21st May – Manchester – Deaf Institute (w Porches) tickets
Sunday 22nd May – Bristol – Exchange (w Porches) tickets
Monday 23rd May – London – Oslo (w Porches) tickets
Kline has also unveiled the new video for the song “Is It Possible / Sleep Song” which was recorded entirely on her camcorder. The foreground features Greta Kline, Lauren Martin, Aaron Maine, David Maine, Luke Pyenson, Gabby Smith, and Gabby’s dog Frankie and the backgrounds were shot in NYC, or on trips out of town (in the car, upstate NY, at a Cende & Porches show in Pennsylvania, etc.). Klein tells us “the song is about questioning your surroundings and wondering about change, so I saw it fitting to have all the band members, past and present, be singing in the video, together & alone, floating in front of scenes that show movement & rest.”
More about Frankie Cosmos….
Greta Kline’s musical output as Frankie Cosmos exemplifies the generation of musicians born out of online self-releasing. Kline initially built a reputation with her prolific catalog of bedroom recordings and as a performer and advocate of New York’s All Ages DIY scene.
The beauty in Kline’s writing does not lie within immense statements and large gestures, but instead can be found in her ability to examine situations and relationships with heartbreaking sincerity. In 2014 Kline released her first studio album, Zentropy. Within months of its release, Zentropybecame one of the most critically acclaimed independent albums of the year and was named New York Magazine’s #1 Pop album of 2014.
In 2015, Kline signed to Bayonet Records, immediately releasing an EP where she experimented with writing in an electronic setting. The EP Fit Me In was well received and garnered a Best New Track from Pitchfork. Kline then began recording her next album appropriately titled, Next Thing. Like Zentropy, Kline approached Next Thing by fleshing out several old home recordings, and by writing half of the album from scratch. Next Thing explores new emotional and instrumental territory for Kline.
Next Thing Tracklisting
Pre-order the LP: http://hyperurl.co/frankienextthinglp
“Washing over in waves of ethereal, synth-fuelled pop the new EP from Frankie Cosmos offers a dreamy piece of escapism from dark autumnal nights” – GoldFlakePaint
“With just four tracks, Kline shows how the combination of her poised lyrical presence and the sharpness of the recording is a force to be reckoned with — not only in the context of the Bandcamp artist, but also in the wider world of pop music.” – Tiny Mix Tapes
“self-referential, sarcastic, fucking great” – Stereogum