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Frankie Rose Interview, Album, Tour

By March 22, 2012

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Former Crystal Stilts/Vivian Girls/Dum Dum Girls drummer Frankie Rose recently released Interstellar, her second solo LP. It's really great; a collection of bubblegum pop-songs and cosmic ballads that find the Brooklyn-based dame ditching lo-fi fuzz for a bright, brilliant, synthy sheen.

"I wanted it to be totally different!" Rose said in an interview, with me, recently, of Interstellar. "The first record was totally self-produced, and from beginning to end I played almost all of it... just me working at it, at my highest-level of being able to produce a record. This time, I wanted to find a producer who would make choices that I would never make, so I wouldn't make the same record twice."

Rose also discussed online misogyny and indie music's delusions of gender balance, her beginnings, and her dreams of never making the same record twice. She's also about to go on tour, taking the goodness of Interstellar unto the masses...

Know Thee:
April 5: Philadelphia, PA - Northstar Bar
April 6: Arlington, VA - Chickfactor 2012
April 7: Baltimore, MD - Golden West
April 8: Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
April 9: Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
April 10: Atlanta, GA - 529
April 13: Dallas, TX - Club Dada
April 14: Austin, TX - Red 7
April 16: Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
April 18: San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
April 19: Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
April 20: Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
April 21: San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar Music Hall
April 23: Portland, OR - East End
April 24: Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore
April 25: Seattle, WA - Barboza
April 26: Missoula, MT - The Badlander
April 28: Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
April 29: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
April 30: Chicago, IL - Township
May 1: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
May 2: Toronto, ON - The Shop under Parts and Labor
May 3: Albany, NY - Valentine's

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