The beauty in kline’s writing does not lie within immense statements and large gestures, but instead can be found in her ability to examine situations and relationships with heartbreaking sincerity. Greta kline’s musical output as Frankie Cosmos exemplifies the generation of musicians born out of online self-releasing.
Next Thing - In 2015 kline signed to bayonet Records, immediately releasing an EP where she experimented with writing in an electronic setting. Kline then began recording her next album appropriately titled, Next Thing. Like zentropy, kline approached Next Thing by fleshing out several old home recordings, and by writing half of the album from scratch.
Within months of its release, zentropy became one of the most critically acclaimed independent albums of the year and was named New York Magazine’s #1 Pop album of 2014.
Frankie Cosmos: Frankie Cosmos: Vessel Loser Edition Colored Vinyl Vinyl LPSub Pop - Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Nyc indie darling's 3rd full-length as Frankie Cosmos. Fold-out poster. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Loser edition translucent blue vinyl, includes MP3 download, fold-out poster, released on Sub Pop. Includes MP3 download.
ZentropyDouble Double Whammy - Shrink-wrapped. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Includes MP3 download. Fold-out poster. Her first studio recording after 40 albums of anti-folk bedroom recordings, ZENTROPY is connected to your soul, revealing the flower you should grow. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Limited one sided twelve inch vinyl pressing includes digital download.
Ready to melt your hearts and make you believe, Frankie Cosmos' aka Greta Kline songwriting captures everything great about a pop song - sadness, optimism and charm.
Antisocialites 180-Gram Colored Vinyl w/ download cardPolyvinyl Records - Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Fold-out poster. Antisocialites is set to carry the band to new heights, with Molly Rankin's distinctive vocals and erudite lyrics taking center stage against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of pop, shoegaze, punk, and some brand new tricks befitting a band that sounds wise beyond its years.
And european runs, and reading/leeds plus lollapalooza to come this August, along with performances at Coachella, Glastonbury, the record's word-of-mouth success has translated into Soundscans of over 33K and a combined Spotify play count of more than 30 million streams. Bolstered by singles such as “Archie, Marry Me, ” and an extensive touring schedule that included multiple full U.
Antisocialites 180-Gram Colored Vinyl w/ download card - S. The ten song album is the follow-up to the toronto-based group's debut self-titled record, NME, NPR, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Polaris Prize and featured on numerous year-end "Best Of" lists from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and many more. Shrink-wrapped. Includes MP3 download. Shrink-wrapped. Alvvays is due to release its much-anticipated second full-length, Antisocialites, this September.
Fit Me InBayonet Records - Unstoppably prolific, Kline began self-releasing a steady stream of home recorded albums on Bandcamp. Shrink-wrapped. Includes MP3 download. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Kline's years of songwriting and production culminated in the recording of her first studio album Zentropy, released in 2014. Fold-out poster.
Her debut was met with critical acclaim, gaining her a Rising feature from Pitchfork and ranking as the #1 album of the year by New York Magazine. Shrink-wrapped. Frankie cosmos' forthcoming album will be the first made with all four current band members and is slated for release from Bayonet Records in 2015.
Fit Me In - Nyc native greta kline began writing songs under the pseudonym Frankie Cosmos in late 2011. Her songwriting is inspired in part by Arthur Russell, Connie Converse and poet Frank O'Hara. Kline's songs are short and melodic, each poetically telling her story. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Frankie cosmos' upcoming ep, fit me in, is a one-off experiment in "fitting" Kline's songwriting into an electronic sound, characteristic of current pop culture.
In 2013, kline began to focus more on performing and recording with the help of her newly formed 4 piece band. The ep is a collaboration with Aaron Maine of Porches, who produced the songs using mostly electronic equipment in place of the live band instrumentation.
Alvvays 180-Gram Colored Vinyl w/ download cardPolyvinyl Records - Shrink-wrapped. Recorded at chad vangaalen's yoko eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh Holy Fuck and John Agnello Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. Kurt Vile. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Shrink-wrapped. Includes MP3 download. The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Fold-out poster. Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle.
As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit. Convening in toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Flood your ears. Shrink-wrapped.
LushMatador Records - Lindsey jordan is on the brink of something huge, and she’s only just graduated high school. In the time that’s elapsed since habit, toured the country, opened for the likes of girlpool and waxahatchee as well as selling out her own headline shows, her 2016 EP, Jordan has graduated high school, and participated in a round-table discussion for The New York Times about women in punk -- giving her time to reflect and refine her songwriting process by using tempered pacings and alternate tunings to create a jawdropping debut both thoughtful and cathartic.
Her voice rises and falls with electricity throughout Lush, her debut album as Snail Mail, spinning with bold excitement and new beginnings at every turn. It’s a hook that immediately sticks in your head—and a question she seems to be grappling with throughout the record’s 10-songs of crystalline guitar pop.
Lush - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The artist i’m most excited for in 2018” -jon caramanica, nytimes “Songs that combat the acute smallness of suburban youth, filling in empty space with punk-inflected guitar and imagining vantages from which everything feels bigger and more beautiful”.
Shrink-wrapped. Throughout lush, and razor-sharp writing cut through the chaos and messiness of growing up: the passing trends, acute sense of pacing, the awkward house parties, Jordan’s clear and powerful voice, the sick-to-your-stomach crushes and the heart wrenching breakups. Recorded with producer jake aron and engineer Johnny Schenke, with contributions from touring bandmates drummer Ray Brown and bassist Alex Bass as well, Lush sounds cinematic, yet still perfectly homemade.
RocketDomino Recording Co. - Shrink-wrapped. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Shrink-wrapped. More than stylistic cues, what Alex took from the experience was a confidence in collaboration. Includes MP3 download. Shrink-wrapped. Fold-out poster. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Shrink-wrapped. Rocket wears this collaborative spirit proudly, and in its numerous contributors presents a restless sense of musical experimentation, effortlessly jumping from sound collage to dreamy folk to bouncing Americana.
Amid recording, alex made headlines for catching the attention of Frank Ocean; playing guitar on his two 2016 albums, Endless and Blonde. Rocket is alex g’s 8th full-length—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, stretching to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music. Shrink-wrapped.
MY WOMANJagjaguwar - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. My woman is an exhilarating complement to her past work, and one for which Olsen recalibrated her writing/recording approach and methods to enter a new music-making phase. Anyone reckless enough to have typecast angel olsen according to 2013's Burn Your Fire For No Witness is in for a rethink with her third album, MY WOMAN.
Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Shrink-wrapped. Includes MP3 download. Over two previous albums, shadowy folk, she gave us reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, grunge-pop band workouts and haunting, finger-picked epics. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is burning wilder. Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl.
MY WOMAN - Shrink-wrapped. An intuitively smart, warmly communicative and fearlessly generous record, MY WOMAN speaks to everyone. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center. Yet, the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain. Shrink-wrapped. Fold-out poster.
Light Upon The LakeSecretly Canadian - Formed from the core of guitarist max kakacek ex-Smith Westerns and singing drummer Julien Ehrlich ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra, to say that Whitney is more than the sum of its parts would be a criminal understatement. It's a song that defines Whitney as a band. I'm searching for those golden days. Sings ehrlich, with a subtle ripple of something that sounds like hope, on the track "Golden Days".
Shrink-wrapped. There's a lot of true feeling behind these songs, " says Ehrlich. Their debut, marks the culmination of a short, but incredibly intense, Light Upon the Lake, creative period for the band. These ten songs on light upon the Lake sound like they could have been written at any time in the last fifty years.
Light Upon The Lake - Includes MP3 download. Shrink-wrapped. We wanted the songs to have soul. Classic and modern at the same time, they revel in concrete details, evocative turns of phrase, and thorny emotions that don't have exact names. Shrink-wrapped. Fold-out poster. The band itself is something bigger, something visionary, something neither of them could have accomplished alone.
CleanFat Possum - Loser Edition translucent blue vinyl. Fold-out poster. Debut 2018 album! rugged dream-pop 'n' chugging fuzz-rock from the New York-via-Nashville songstress, for fans of Japanese Breakfast and Major Leagues. Includes "cool" and "Your Dog". Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped. Music label: Sub Pop 2018. Includes MP3 download. Shrink-wrapped. Standard edition : On BLACK vinyl, with a download code.