NEWS : FRI, OCT 21, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Frankie Cosmos Releases Inner World Peace

Today, October 21st, 2022, Frankie Cosmos releases their new record, Inner World Peace via Sub Pop. Inner World Peace, is available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The album features the standout tracks  “F.O.O.F.”, “Aftershook,” “One Year Stand,” and “Empty Head.” It was co-produced by Frankie Cosmos, Nate Mendelsohn, and Katie Von Schleicher at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, New York, mixed by Mendelsohn and Von Schleicher, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering. The Inner World Peace album art also features illustrations from band member Lauren Martin.

About Inner World Peace by Katie Von Schleicher:
Several things happened before a warm day when I met the four members of Frankie Cosmos in a Brooklyn studio to begin making their album. Greta Kline spent a few years living with her family and writing a mere 100 songs, turning her empathy anywhere from the navel to the moon, rendering it all warm, close and reflexively humorous. In music, everyone loves a teen sensation, but Kline has never been more fascinating than now, a decade into being one of the most prolific songwriters of her generation. She’s lodged in my mind amongst authors, other observational alchemists like Rachel Cusk or Sheila Heti, but she’s funnier, which is a charm endemic to musicians.
Meanwhile Frankie Cosmos, a rare, dwindling democratic entity called a band, had been on pandemic hiatus with no idea if they’d continue. In the openness of that uncertainty they met up, planning to hang out and play music together for the first time in nearly 500 days. There, whittling down the multitude of music to work with, they created Inner World Peace, a collection of Greta’s songs changed and sculpted by their time together. While Kline’s musical taste at the time was leaning toward aughts indie rock she’d loved as a teenager, keyboardist Lauren Martin and drummer Luke Pyenson cite “droning, meditation, repetition, clarity and intentionality,” as well as “‘70s folk and pop” as a reference for how they approached their parts. Bassist/guitarist Alex Bailey says that at the time he referred to it as their “ambient” or “psych” album. Somewhere between those textural elements and Kline’s penchant for concise pop, Inner World Peace finds its balance.
Instant centerpiece “One Year Stand” is a small snowglobe of intimacy recalling the softest moments of Yo La Tengo’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. Lifted by Martin’s drones on Hammond organ and synthesizer, it could be played on repeat in a loop. I like to think it’s obvious how Greta’s vocals were recorded: late at night as we all sat by in low light, transfixed as she sings “I’m not worried about the / rest of my life / because you are here today / I go back in time / I’m a cast iron.” The voices of Kline and Martin, who have sung together since middle school, blend seamlessly.
The first order of business upon setting up camp in Brooklyn’s Figure 8 studios was to project giant colorful slides the band had made for each track. Co-producing with Nate Mendelsohn, my Shitty Hits Recording partner, we aimed for FC’s aesthetic idiosyncrasies to shine.The mood board for “Magnetic Personality” has a neon green and black checkerboard, a screen capture of the game Street Fighter with “K.O.” in fat red letters, and a cover of Mad Magazine that says “Spy Vs. Spy! The Top Secret Files.” On tracks like “F.O.O.F.” (Freak Out On Friday), “Fragments” and “Aftershook,” the group are at their most psychedelic and playful, interjecting fuzz solos, bits of percussion, and other sonically adventurous ear candy. An internal logic strengthens everything, and in their proggiest moments, Frankie Cosmos are simply a one-take band who don’t miss. When on Inner World Peace they sound wildly, freshly different, it may just be that they’re coming deeper into their own.
Throughout the album there are plays on the notion of feeling seen or invisible, as in “Magnetic Personality” when Kline sings “ask me how I am and I won’t really say,” or in “One Year Stand” when she says “maybe I’m asking myself.” Kline emphasizes that this was her first group of songs in years that weren’t written while on tour, but rather with ample time on her hands. She reflects on past selves in “Abigail” (“that version of myself I don’t want back”) and “Wayne” (“Like in first grade / How I went by Wayne / I always had / another name”). If we’re alone, what becomes of the things we see? As in “Fruit Stand,” Kline asks “If it’s raining and I can’t feel it, is it raining?”
Inner World Peace excels in passing on the emotions it holds. When in the towering “Empty Head” Kline sings of wanting to let thoughts slide away, her voice is buoyed on a bed of synths and harmonium as tranquility abounds. When her thoughts become hurried and full of desire, so does the band, and she leaps from word to word as if unable to contain them all. As a group, they carry it all deftly, and with constant regard for Kline’s point of view.
Says Greta, “To me, the album is about perception. It’s about the question of “who am I?” and whether or not the answer matters. It’s about quantum time, the possibilities of invisible worlds. The album is about finding myself floating in a new context. A teenager again, living with my parents. An adult, choosing to live with my family in an act of love. Time propelled us forward, aged us, and also froze. If you don’t leave the house, who are you to the world? Can you take the person you discover there out with you?”

Frankie Cosmos
Inner World Peace

1. Abigail
2. Aftershook
3. Fruit Stand
4. Magnetic Personality
5. Wayne
6. Sky Magnet
7. A Work Call
8. Empty Head
9. Fragments
10. Prolonging Babyhood
11. One Year Stand
12. F.O.O.F.
13. Street View
14. Spare the Guitar
15. Heed the Call

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : TUE, OCT 18, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Watch The Official Video For Frankie Cosmos’ “Empty Head”

This Friday, October 21st, 2022, Frankie Cosmos will release their new record, Inner World Peace via Sub Pop. In celebration of the album’s release, the group has shared their latest video for “Empty Head,” a new offering from the album.  
This song “is about wishing for inner peace, and conversely: spiraling” shares frontperson Greta Kline. “It’s about self-control and the fear of unlocking myself and overflowing. It’s also about finding joy in small moments - walking in circles, hoping to see the neighbor’s dog. I’m so happy we got to work with Sophia Bennett Holmes again for this music video (I last worked with her in 2014 on the “Art School” video). I love the concept Sophia came up with - it tells its own story that fits in with the story of the song, but also takes it somewhere else. To me, the video is about blossoming because of a chill perspective (once I stop trying to jump into flight, I lift off the ground with ease); and then letting go of the need to be perceived, and instead disappearing and floating into the sunset. It perfectly captures the way meditation works - that once you stop focusing and trying too hard, it comes naturally.”

Inner World Peace, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide from Sub Pop. The album features the standout tracks  “F.O.O.F.”, “Aftershook,” “One Year Stand,” and “Empty Head.” It was co-produced by Frankie Cosmos, Nate Mendelsohn, and Katie Von Schleicher at Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn, New York, mixed by Mendelsohn and Von Schleicher, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering. The Inner World Peace album art also features illustrations from band member Lauren Martin.
What people are saying about Frankie Cosmos Inner World Peace:
“Minimal and impressionistic — a collection of small features that coalesce into a vivid landscape.” [“One Year Stand”] - PAPER
“Instrumentally understated, with cheeky and sweet lyrics sung in Greta’s classic whispery tone. The band stays true to their bedroom indie sound through the song and music video”  [“One Year Stand”] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Patient and lush.” [“One Year Stand”] - Uproxx
“Dreamy”  [“One Year Stand”] - Consequence of Sound

“The band’s instrumentation feels more substantial, bringing in a loose, psychedelic groove that feels like new ground. Buoyed by a winsome melody and spirited rhythm section, Frankie Cosmos’ latest single “F.O.O.F.” (“Freak Out on Friday”), continues this collaborative streak.  Kline is abuzz with anticipation on the power-pop gem…” - Pitchfork
“Robert Smith was in love on Friday, Rebecca Black had to get down on Friday and now Greta Kline — leader of the indie-pop project Frankie Cosmos — freaks out on Friday. That’s what the playful acronym “F.O.O.F.” stands for and, accordingly, the latest single from Frankie Cosmos’s forthcoming album “Inner World Peace” is alive with Kline’s signature wry, muted humor. “It’s still Wednesday, I have to wait two more sleeps ’til I can freak,” Kline sighs, while a mildly noodly guitar solo saves up its most raucous energy. That the brief song ends before that promised freakout is the point: Kline is more interested in capturing that hopeful, anticipatory feeling — usually a comforting fiction — that everything will be all right once the weekend comes.” [“F.O.O.F.”] - New York Times

“Their latest preview of the record, “F.O.O.F.” (short for “Freak Out on Friday”) is a concise song about the way certain feelings are anything but. Over a breezy pop-rock instrumental accented by gently psychedelic guitars and keys, Kline marvels at the elasticity of time…the band’s own history folding in on itself. The song captures, on multiple levels, how the pandemic era has rewritten the rules of societal tension and release, complicating emotional regulation to the point that we each have to get reacquainted with who we really are.” [“F.O.O.F.”]  - PASTE

Frankie Cosmos
Inner World Peace

1. Abigail
2. Aftershook
3. Fruit Stand
4. Magnetic Personality
5. Wayne
6. Sky Magnet
7. A Work Call
8. Empty Head
9. Fragments
10. Prolonging Babyhood
11. One Year Stand
12. F.O.O.F.
13. Street View
14. Spare the Guitar
15. Heed the Call

Posted by Abbie Gobeli

NEWS : MON, OCT 17, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Suki Waterhouse announces North American Headline Tour

Multitalented British vocalist and songwriter Suki Waterhouse confirms the Coolest Place in the World Tour today, a run of North American headline dates with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more—see full routing below. General onsale begins at 10am local time on October 21.

Additionally, Waterhouse will share a new EP, Milk Teeth, on November 4 via Sub Pop Records—pre-order/pre-save it here. The EP features five songs from Waterhouse’s early career plus one previously unreleased track “Neon Signs” and will be available on vinyl.

She also recently shared two new versions of her viral song, “Good Looking”—listen to the strippped version here and the remix by Canadian producer BLOND:ISH here. The original version of the track, which went viral on TikTok and peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral USA Chart, continues to accumulate more than 700 thousand streams daily across Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

The new dates follow confirmation of nearly sold out headline dates in the U.K. and Europe—get tickets hereand a recently wrapped North American tour with Father John Misty, which included stops at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, New York’s Radio City Music Hall and more

Furthermore, Waterhouse recently shared the video for her new song “Nostalgia,” directed by Émilie Richard-Froozan and filmed in Ireland—watch here. “Nostalgia,” which NYLON says “washes over you like a sepia-toned cloud and reverie,” is Suki’s first new music since her debut album, I Can’t Let Go, was released to critical acclaim in May via Sub Pop Records—get it here. The album was executive produced by Grammy-nominated Brad Cook (The War On Drugs, Bon Iver) and features previously released singles “Moves,” “My Mind” and “Melrose Meltdown.”

Growing up in London, multi-talented actress, model and musician Suki Waterhouse gravitated toward music at an early age, finding inspiration in the likes of Alanis Morisette, Missy Elliott, Oasis and more. She initially teased her pivot to music with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently, with critical acclaim from NYLON, DUJOUR, Lemonade Magazine and more.

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NEWS : WED, OCT 12, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Clipping REMXNG 2.4 Out Now

Clipping recently announced REMXNGa quartet of EPs featuring remixes of tracks from the band’s Horrorcore-themed albums, There Existed an Addiction to Blood and Visions of Bodies Being Burned. Each EP showcases remixers hand-picked by Clipping to slash, mangle, and brutalize the band’s music into all-new, exquisitely macabre, creations.  The full REMXNG series has featured an incredible array of contributors including Loraine James, James Acaster & John Dietrich, Bogdan Raczynzki, Blectum From Blechdom, Cheryl E. Leonard, Lauren Bousfield, Oil Thief, Evischen, TENGGER, Rian Treanor, Baseck, Fire Toolz, ZULI, akeyamasou, David Rothbaum, Ian Little, Rrose, Wobbly, Stazma, Speaker Music, and Thomas Dimuzio.
For the fourth installment of the series, electro-acoustic pioneer Carl Stone leads with “Citadel Bod Doodt,” a composition based around a creaky loop from Clipping’s “She Bad” that evolves into a tangled knot of chopped-up vocals. “A Clipping Story” showcases prolific Kenyan experimentalist Slikback, who edits multiple Clipping songs into a frenetic collage of overlapping rhythms. Oakland’s Lexagon disassembles “Run For Your Life” into bouncy, disjointed loops, and Patric Catani’s “Something Underneath” amplifies the original’s science fictional atmosphere into a heavy cavernous trudge. Berlin duo Schwefelgelb transform “All In Your Head” into dancefloor-ready dark techno, and Paris-based musique concrète composer Aho Ssan processes “Looking Like Meat” into a droning digital smear. REMXNG 2.4 closes with “Down” by Cooling Prongs (frequent Clipping collaborator Christopher Fleeger), which interpolates melodic vocal snippets from multiple songs and weaves them into a demented operatic choir.

Clipping’s REMXNG, and 2.4 are available on all DSPs from Sub Pop.

1. Citadel Bod Doodt (Carl Stone Remix)
2. A clipping. Story (Slikbak Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Lexagon Remix)
4. Something Underneath (Patric Catani Remix)
5. All In Your Head (Schwefelgelb Remix)
6. Looking Like Meat (Aho Ssan Remix)
7. Down (Cooling Prongs Remix
Clipping’s international touring for the fall of 2022, resumes with 14-date UK and EU run beginning November 11th in Ultrecht, Netherlands at Le Guess Who? Festival and ending November 29th in Aarhus, Denmark at Voxhall.
Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 12 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH - Bikini Test
Mon. Nov. 14 -Brussels, BE - Magasin 4
Tue. Nov. 15 - Prague, CZ - Meet Factory
Thu. Nov. 17 - London, UK - Fabric
Fri. Nov. 18 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 20 - Warsaw, PL - Hydrozagadka pool
Tue. Nov. 22 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
Wed. Nov. 23 - Rennes, FR - Antipode Club
Thu. Nov. 24 - Nantes, FR - Pole Etudient
Fri. Nov. 25 - Lyon, FR - Les SUBS
Sat. Nov. 26 - Lille, FR - L’Aéronef
Mon. Nov. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Tue. Nov. 29 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall

1. Citadel Bod Doodt (Carl Stone Remix)
2. A clipping. Story (Slikbak Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Lexagon Remix)
4. Something Underneath (Patric Catani Remix)
5. All In Your Head (Schwefelgelb Remix)
6. Looking Like Meat (Aho Ssan Remix)
7. Down (Cooling Prongs Remix)
1. Attunement (Blectum from Blechdom Remix)
2. He Dead (Stay Alive At All Costs)
3. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rrose Remix)
4. Blood of the Fang (Wobbly - Not Guilty Remix)
5. Say The Name (Stazma’s Driller Bees Remix)
6. Say the Name [_] Something Underneath (Speaker Music - Longsuffering Remix)
7. Eaten Alive (Thomas Dimuzio Remix)
1. ‘96 Neve Campbell (Rian Treanor Remix)
2. He Is Dead and She is Bad (Party Gator Remix)
3. Run For Your Life (Baseck Remix)
4. Attunement (Fire-Toolz - Atonement Remix)        
5. Make Them Dead (ZULI’s Life After Death Remix)
6. Something Underneath (akeyamasou Remix)
7. She Bad (David Rothbaum Remix)
1. Part of Dust (“Attunement” Cheryl E. Leonard Remix)
2. Bastards (“Pain Everyday” Lauren Bousfield Remix)
3. He Dead (Oil Thief Remix)
4. 96 Neve Campbell (” (Bogdan Raczynski Remix)          
5. Sheba (“She Bad” Evicshen Remix)
6. Nothing Is Safe (Loraine James Remix)
7. Say the Name (TENGGER Remix)           

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NEWS : TUE, OCT 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Hear Weyes Blood’s Epic Road Ballad “Grapevine”

Heartbreak and yearning color the new Weyes Blood single,  “Grapevine,” an epic road song set along the famed stretch of Southern California’s Interstate 5.
Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering said of the single, “Technology is harvesting our attention away from each other. We all have a “Grapevine” entwined around our past with unresolved wounds and pain. Being in love doesn’t necessarily mean being together. Why else do so many love songs yearn for a connection?” 
“Grapevine” is from And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, her forthcoming new album, out this November worldwide from Sub Pop.
Weyes Blood’s “In Holy Flux Tour,” a headlining international touring run for late winter and Spring of 2023 in support of And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, begins on Saturday, January 28th in Berlin at Festsaal Kreuzberg and currently runs through Saturday, April 2nd in Tulsa at Cain’s Ballroom. For up-to-date information on tickets, please visit
December 2022
Thu. Dec. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel [SOLD OUT]
Fri. Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel [SOLD OUT]
In Holy Flux Tour 2023
Sat.Jan. 28 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Mon. Jan. 30 - Stockholm, SE - Berns
Tue. Jan. 31 - Oslo, NO - Rockefeller
Wed. Feb. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - VEGA
Fri. Feb. 03 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
Sat. Feb. 04 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
Sun. Feb. 05 - Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie
Mon. Feb. 06 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Wed. Feb.08 - London, UK - Roundhouse
Thu. Feb. 09 - Bristol, UK - SWX
Fri. Feb. 10 - Glasgow, UK - QMU
Sun. Feb. 12- Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Mon. Feb. 13 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Tue. Feb. 14 - Brighton, UK - CHALK
North America
Wed. Feb. 22 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
Thu. Feb. 23 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Fri. Feb. 24 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Sat. Feb. 25 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Mon. Feb. 27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Feb. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Fri. Mar. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel  [SOLD OUT]
Sat. Mar. 04 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 05 - Boston, MA - Roadrunner
Tue. Mar. 07 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Wed. Mar. 08 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Thu. Mar. 09 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 10 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Sat. Mar. 11 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Mon. Mar. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater
Tue. Mar. 14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Wed. Mar. 15 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Fri. Mar. 17 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Sat. Mar. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Sun. Mar. 19 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue. Mar. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Wed. Mar. 22 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox  [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Mar. 23 - Portland, OR - McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Mar. 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Tue. Mar. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
Wed. Mar. 29 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Fri. Mar. 31 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sat. Apr. 01 - Dallas, TX - Studio at The Factory
Sun. Apr. 02 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom

Later this week Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering will host the “Freaky Movie Weekend” at Roxy Cinema in New York’s Tribeca Neighborhood from Friday, October 14th through Sunday, October 16th, 2022.  Mering says of the event, “I love movies.”

Weyes Blood’s And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, her astonishing new album, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs Friday, November 18th, 2022. and can be preordered now from Sub Pop. The album’s ten tracks were written by Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering, with album production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado on all songs except for “A Given Thing,” produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald. And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow was mixed by Kenny Gilmore at 101 Studio, and mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Meg Duffy, Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore.
The album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising, the first album of three in a special trilogy. Where Titanic was an observation of doom to come, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos (spoiler alert: the next one will be about “hope”). 

Weyes Blood
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
1. It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody
2. Children of the Empire
3. Grapevine
4. God Turn Me Into a Flower
5. Hearts Aglow
6. And in the Darkness
7. Twin Flame
8. In Holy Flux
9. The Worst Is Done
10. A Given Thing

Album Cover / Photo Credit by Neil Krug

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