If you’re after an album that plays with the history of American music, throws its influences over the table and re-appropriates them together in a psychedelic tapestry of pop, this and NLF3’s Beautiful is the Way to the World Beyond will be all you’ll need.»
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rough trade exclusive with bonus cd featuring three exclusive tracks and the vivian girls demo version of 'where do you run to' which is worth the admission price alone. the vinyl version comes with a cd version. frankie rose has a reputation for minimal, maureen tucker-like beats and iconic presence in such buzz-stirring bands as crystal stilts, dum dum girls and vivian girls - groups that spearheaded a thriving scene that mixes the sounds of lo-fi garage and big, reverb-drenched, phil spector-produced '60s girl groups with the noise aesthetic of the jesus and mary chain, a touch of velvet underground and a strong diy ethic. on her new group's self-titled memphis industries records debut, frankie rose and the outs have their heads in the clouds a bit more than rose's previous projects. the ghostly golden-oldie grooves of songs like 'girlfriend island,' 'candy' and the pedal-pounding 'that's what people told me,' sound like the cocteau twins and shangri-las tracking a split lp with the help of a time machine and a freshly-acquitted phil spector. frankie rose and the outs is full of lovely juxtapositions. from the galloping reverb symphony of 'little brown haired girls' to the tough garage swing of 'that's what people told me' and 'don't tred' to the soaring chords and angelic harmonies of the well-chosen arthur russell cover 'you can make me feel bad,' it's clear that rose has finally found the perfect vehicle for her musical inspiration.
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