Handsome Tours is thrilled to announce the return of New York City’s Frankie Cosmos. Last in the Southern Hemisphere in 2017, Frankie Cosmos are heading back for Meadow Music Festival, as well as a string of intimate headline dates in March/April.
Originally the solo project of prolific New York City-based songwriter Greta Kline, Frankie Cosmos blossomed into a four-piece with a collection of globally acclaimed albums to their name. The group’s most recent 2019 offering, Close It Quietly (listen on Spotify, Apple and Bandcamp), is a continual reframing of the known. It’s like giving yourself a haircut or rearranging your room. You know your hair, you know your room. Here’s the same hair, the same room, seen again as something new.
Close It Quietly takes the trademark Frankie Cosmos micro-universe and upends it, spilling outwards into a swirl of referentiality that’s a marked departure from earlier releases, imagining and reimagining motifs and sounds throughout the album. Kline delivers sharp observations and candid confessions via short bursts of melodious indie pop that Rolling Stone labelled “the best yet from an artist who’s spent the last few years on one of the more impressive songwriting binges in indie-pop”.
Frankie Cosmos’ fourth studio release is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax (War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes), who engineered and co-produced the record with the band.