Someone tell me where to start with Frankie Cosmos.

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I saw Frankie Cosmos in St. Louis a few nights ago and picked up Zentropy, which I'd managed not to hear until now. I want to hear more. However, a visit to her Bandcamp at reveals something like 40 different releases. Where should I start?

mike a, Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:11 (two years ago) Permalink

by killing yourself

e-bouquet (mattresslessness), Thursday, 13 August 2015 16:16 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

hey that "on the lips" is nice

niels, Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Geez, nice way to kill off a perfectly polite thread back in August.

Anyway, I liked this track!

Evan, Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:48 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

album of the year. i don't care.

mattresslesness, nagl. there is something so harmful and misogynistic about that very specific aversion to twee.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 8 April 2016 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Glad this thread popped to life. I heard a song the other day by her and thought it was pretty good. Was probably "On the Lips?" Anyway, celebrity kid is usually a red flag, but had never heard of her and now plan to explore!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 8 April 2016 21:22 (one year ago) Permalink

The first time I saw her was on the BJ Rubin show. I think she's really good at what she does, and I dig it. The video should maybe come with an epilepsy warning though. (Sorry if this doesn't embed right, I haven't posted any videos on here.)

the facts as I understand them (L P Mosey), Monday, 11 April 2016 04:53 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

oh man, this record rules!!! saw her in Rolling Stone and looked up 'Art School Girl,' hated it- but Next Thing is phenomenal. Every song. Her vocals esp sound great.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 June 2016 03:05 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

real nice record

niels, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 20:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Treeship, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:08 (six months ago) Permalink

on the lips is the best song on that record but someone already posted it.

this is a good artist and i disagree with mattresslessness that the person who expressed interest in her work a few years ago should kill themselves

Treeship, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:09 (six months ago) Permalink

fuck yeah, she's awesome! I keep coming back to that record

niels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:59 (six months ago) Permalink

holy hell, matresslessness was right, this is garbage

Wimmels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Does what she does well, but man do I hate it.

beard papa, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:17 (six months ago) Permalink

first reply hall of fame

flopson, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:21 (six months ago) Permalink

no, it's just a dumb insult

niels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Seeing her next month with Snail Mail, stoked.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:39 (six months ago) Permalink

been meaning to pick this album up, she's great

nomar, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:42 (six months ago) Permalink

So much hand-wringing (at least around where I live) about her coming from a wealthy family - who cares? Sour grapes and jealousy.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 18:44 (six months ago) Permalink

agreed. besides, if that sorta thing is a dealbreaker for you in 2017 goodbye like 90% of all the bands you've heard of

Wimmels, Wednesday, 26 April 2017 21:56 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah, it's not like all her songs are about working class struggle

anyway, I did not realize her parents were Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates!

niels, Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:24 (six months ago) Permalink

All of the criticism I've encountered comes from musicians who feel artists like FC have an advantage in the ability to hire lawyers, managers, and most importantly publicists right out of the gate. Which is... whatever, there are plenty of failed bands that had that.

And then Chris Ott just hates her.

flappy bird, Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:08 (six months ago) Permalink

i wish she was a classic house or techno producer instead of an indie rock artist, i think that is the main thing that annoys me about her, her confusing name, otherwise she just seems like standard twee indie rock and that is not my bag for the most part

marcos, Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:11 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

reviving this because it's the kind of thing i love and ilm hates and i want to impose my will on the universe today

Treeship, Friday, 12 May 2017 19:58 (six months ago) Permalink

I am excited to see her next week!

flappy bird, Friday, 12 May 2017 20:14 (six months ago) Permalink

i'm excited for you bro

Treeship, Friday, 12 May 2017 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

"on the lips" is an unassuming masterpiece.

Treeship, Friday, 12 May 2017 20:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Next Thing is a great record!!! I was really surprised it didn't get as much critical love as I thought it deserved

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Seeing her at the Ottobar on Thursday. Some of her early bandcamp-only material is great, just requires weeding through a lot of duds. "Weave Got It Made" and "Love Song to Jom's Girlfriend" are my favorites from her pre-Zentropy days.

Handsome Bookor, Monday, 15 May 2017 19:35 (six months ago) Permalink

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