Drummer Frankie Rose Quits Crystal Stilts to Form Frankie and the Outs
Published Oct 02, 2009Either Frankie Rose is impossible to get along with or she just can't stay in the same place for too long. The Brooklyn-based musician has spent time drumming for three blogosphere favorites - namely Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls - yet she still keeps moving on. Now, she's revealed that she has a new project called Frankie and the Outs.
The band, which sees Rose move from the drums to the front-and-centre spot, is an all-female five-piece. They'll be issuing their first release, a two-song single, through Slumberland on October 27.
MP3s of the tracks have yet to make it online but Brooklyn Vegan has heard them. The site describes A-side "Thee Only One" as "a two-and-a-half-minute wall-of-sound pop that is what you might expect from someone who spent time in Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts," while B-side "Hollow Life" is "organ-driven, harmony-laden, dreamy and drum-free, owing a lot to Spacemen 3."
The cover art is above, and on Frankie and the Outs' MySpace page there is a rough demo of the song "Where Do You Run," which was originally written for the Vivian Girls.