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Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (March 30, 2018) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by brandon_260, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. brandon_260 Jan 10, 2018
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    01 Caramelize
    02 Apathy
    03 As Often as I Can
    04 This Stuff
    05 Jesse
    06 Duet
    07 Accommodate
    08 I’m Fried
    09 Hereby
    10 Ballad of R & J
    11 Ur Up
    12 Being Alive
    13 Bus Bus Train Train
    14 My Phone
    15 Cafeteria
    16 The End
    17 Same Thing
    18 Vessel

    New York-native songwriter Greta Kline has shared a bounty of her innermost thoughts and experiences via the massive number of songs she has released since 2011. Like many of her peers, Kline’s prolific output was initially born from the ease of bedroom recording and self-releasing offered by digital technology and the internet. But, as she’s grown as a writer and performer, devising more complex albums and playing to larger audiences, Kline has begun to make her mark on modern independent music.

    Her newest record, Vessel, is the 52nd release from Kline and the third studio album by her indie pop outfit Frankie Cosmos. On it, Kline explores all of the changes that have come in her life as a result of the music she has shared with the world, as well as the parts of her life that have remained irrevocable. Frankie Cosmos has taken several different shapes since their first full-band album, 2014’s Zentropy, erupted in New York’s DIY music scene. For the band’s lineup comprises multi-instrumentalists David Maine, Lauren Martin, Luke Pyenson, and Kline.

    The album’s 18 tracks employ a range of instrumentations and recording methods not found on the band’s prior albums, while maintaining the succinctly sincere nature of Kline’s songwriting. The album’s opening track, Caramelize, serves as the thematic overture for Vessel, alluding to topics like dependency, growth, and love, which reemerge throughout the record. Although many of the scenarios and personalities written about on Vessel are familiar territory for Frankie Cosmos, Kline brings a freshly nuanced point of view, and a desire to constantly question the latent meaning of her experiences. Kline’s dissonant lyrics pair with the band’s driving, jangly grooves to create striking moments of musical chemistry.

    Vessel’s 34-minute run time is exactly double the length of Frankie Cosmos’ breakout record, Zentropy, and it is an enormous leap forward. Typically, albums by artists at a similar stage in their careers are written with the weight of knowing that someone is on the other end listening. Yet, despite being fully aware of their ever-growing audience, Kline and band have written Vessel with a clarity not muddled by the fear of anyone’s expectations. Vessel’s unique sensibility, esoteric narratives, and reveling energy place it comfortably in Kline’s ongoing musical auto-biography.

    Vessel was recorded in Binghamton, New York with Hunter Davidsohn, the producer and engineer who helped craft Zentropy and Next Thing, and at Gravesend Recordings in Brooklyn with Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader. It features contributions from Alex Bailey (formerly of Warehouse, and now part of the live configuration of Frankie Cosmos), Vishal Narang (of Airhead DC), and singer / songwriter Anna McClellan, all of whom have played on bills with Frankie Cosmos and collaborated on-stage with the band. The final mixes were done by Davidsohn, and the album was mastered by Josh Bonati.
     
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  2. Joel

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    heeeeere we go
     
  3. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    !!!
     
  4. cwhit

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    ok
     
  5. brandon_260

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    The best info from the press release is that ANNA MCCLELLAN contributed!!!!
     
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  6. Contender

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    Here for all these announcements the last few days
     
  7. bedwettingcosmo

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    yes. was just thinking about her the other day.
     
  8. brandon_260

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    New song up on streaming
     
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  9. cwhit

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    oh forgot this was coming out on subpop
     
  10. algae

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    She's the best poet of this generation idc
     
  11. brandon_260

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    LOVe this song!!
     
  12. cwhit

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    it's definitely a frankie song
     
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  13. brandon_260

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    I rly rly want to hear some of that synth-y sound of Fit Me In make its way onto this record. I doubt it bc she ditched it on Next Thing but that's my dream.
     
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  15. brandon_260

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    Also just bought I ticket to see them in May! Can't believe it's been nearly 4 years since I saw them last. Excited to finally see tracks from this and Next Thing. It's at a venue I've never heard of either (The Rec Room, owned by Cineplex, the major multiplex chain in Canada lol).
     
  16. Joel

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    actually? that's like a massive arcade and now I really want to go lol
     
  17. brandon_260

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    Yeah lol. Idk what’s up with that, but I’m kind of hyped to check it out.
     
  18. brandon_260

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    Being alive
    Matters quite a bit
    Even when you
    Feel like shit


    Needed this song this week tbh
     
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  19. brandon_260

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    That’s Anna McClellan on Being Alive, yeah?
     
  20. cwhit

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  21. ChaseTx

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    excited for this
     
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  24. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    i am so hyped for this, but wont listen to any of the singles. so see ya on release day!
     
  25. brandon_260

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