Frankie Cosmos’ “Abigail,” one of the pawsitively awesome standouts from 2022’s Inner World Peace, is being released today on all streaming services as a new remix by Kero Kero Bonito, along with a new arrangement of the song by Greta Kline, and the original demo version.
Kline says, “‘Abigail’ is named after, and is partly about, a dog I saw on Petfinder years ago and became obsessed with. The album art is my drawn version of a real text exchange about her.”
“Kero Kero Bonito is one of our favorite bands (collectively) and after we covered ‘Fish Bowl’ for their ‘remix’ album in 2017, they always said they would remix something of ours someday. They went above and beyond crafting such a fun & original track from the ‘Abigail’ stems for the Kero Kero Bonito remix.
“I’m excited to also showcase my ability as a producer by releasing a new arrangement of ‘Abigail (Casio Version)’ recorded entirely by me at home.
“The original demo of ‘Abigail (Great Scraps Demo)’ is a full verse shorter and super bare - it shows how much the band expanded it and brought it to life for the album version. I think it’s fun to let the listener in on some of the different ways a song can exist, it’s infinite!”
Frankie Cosmos has scheduled a fall US tour in support of Inner World Peace and its expanded, digital deluxe edition Clean Weird Prone, both available now from Sub Pop. The dates begin Friday, September 22nd in Washington, DC at 9:30 Club and end Sunday, October 8th in Brooklyn, NY at Warsaw. Please find a current list of dates below.
Fri. Sep. 22 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
Sat. Sep. 23 - Virginia Beach, VA - The Bunker Brewpub
Sun. Sep. 24 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
Mon. Sep. 25 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Thu. Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Fri. Sep. 29 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
Sat. Sep. 30 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
Sun. Oct. 01 - Tulsa, OK - Guthrie Green
Mon. Oct. 02 - St Louis, MO - Off-Broadway
Tue. Oct. 03 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Wed. Oct. 04 - Lakewood, OH - Mahalls
Thu. Oct. 05 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church,
Sun. Oct. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Frankie Cosmos’ Clean Weird Prone (Inner World Peace Deluxe), is an expanded edition of the band’s 2022 album, Inner World Peace, which garnered praise from The New York Times, PAPER, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence, PASTE, Under The Radar (“Best Albums of 2022”), and Uproxx.
Clean Weird Prone includes the original 15-track Inner World Peace tracklist, along with unreleased tracks, demos, and alternate versions of the album’s songs.
What people are saying about Frankie Cosmos Inner World Peace:
“Inner World Peace benefits from that introspection in its ability to groove. These songs bend and stretch like they’re toying with psych pop, even though the music is still delivered through Frankie Cosmos’ now-trademark minimalism. It’s that Stereolab-esque refrain repeating at the end of “A Work Call,” Alex Bailey’s roving bass and guitar parts straight out of the ‘60s in “Fragments,” Lauren Martin’s airy synth warbling like a ripple of smoke in “Fruit Stand.” The better you begin to understand yourself, the easier it becomes to move about the world. That looseness is at the heart of Inner World Peace, both in music and lyrics.” - PITCHFORK
“Growing up but not giving up, Frankie Cosmos counteracts time by way of a shift in sound toward the psychedelic. With looped riffs of whiny reverb and distinct sound layers, Inner World Peace lulls the listener’s sense of awareness; and consequently, produces an experience that is indifferent to time.” - POST-TRASH
“The warped guitar pitches, strutting bass, and spacey keys of “Aftershook,” for example, set a Halloween-friendly mood between brisker segments of punchy indie pop. “F.O.O.F.” (“freak out on Friday”) seems to bridge modern guitar pop, prog rock, and retro sunshine pop thanks in part to its lilting double-tracked lead vocal, fuzzy guitar tones, and breezy backing vocals.” - ALL MUSIC
1. Abigail (Kero Kero Bonito Remix)
2. Abigail (Casio Version)
3. Abigail (Great Scraps Demo)