Artist: Frankie Rose
Title: Thee Only One
Label: Slumberland Records
Release date: October 20, 2009
Vinyl color: Green
With a resume that includes Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and newcomers Frankie and The Outs, Frankie Rose is one of the more accomplished musicians in Brooklyn's budding scene and her solo debut is getting a lot of play here at 7 Inch Atlanta headquarters.
"Thee Only One", which has a name that may or may not be a nod to Thee Headcoats, is a poptacular trip to a shoegazing dream world. Infectious surf guitar fuzz played by J.B. Townsend from Crystal Stilts makes this one sound like a mellower, female-fronted version of The N.E.C.
The organ-driven b-side, "Hollow Life", has hauntingly beautiful vocals that sound like they were recorded in a massive, vacant cathedral.
To hear both songs plus a demo of the Rose-penned Vivian Girls classic "Where Do You Run To?", check out Frankie and The Outs's Myspace.