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Pre-order the new album Cage Tropical now, out Aug. 11

VIDEO: “Dyson Sphere” – 
Stereogum / YouTube



Slumberland Records and Grey Market are excited to release Cage Tropical, the new album from Brooklyn-based artist, Frankie Rose, due this Friday, August 11. Today Frankie shares the third single / video from the record, for “Dyson Sphere,” a performance based video directed by Daniel Carbone, via Stereogum. The album is also now available for pre-order via Grey Market / Slumberland / iTunes.



AUG 11 – PHILADELPHIA – Johnny Brenda’s
AUG 12 – NEW YORK – Baby’s All Right
SEP 13 – CARRBORO – Cats Cradle
SEP 14 – ATLANTA – The Earl
SEP 15 – NASHVILLE – The End
SEP 17 – NEW ORLEANS – Gasa Gasa
SEP 18 – HOUSTON – Walters Downtown
SEP 19 – DALLAS – Club Dada
SEP 20 – AUSTIN – Barracuda
SEP 22 – PHOENIX – Rebel Lounge
SEP 23 – SAN DIEGO – Soda Bar
SEP 24 – LOS ANGELES – The Echo
SEP 25 – SAN FRANCISCO – Rickshaw Stop
SEP 28 – PORTLAND – Doug Fir
SEP 29 – SEATTLE – Barboza
SEP 30 – VANCOUVER – Biltmore
OCT 2 – SALT LAKE CITY – Kilby Court
OCT 3 – DENVER – Globe Hall
OCT 6 – ST PAUL – Turf Club
OCT 7 – CHICAGO – Empty Bottle
OCT 8 – DETROIT – UFO Factory
OCT 9 – PITTSBURGH – Club Cafe
OCT 10 – BUFFALO – Studio at Waiting Room
OCT 11 – ALLSTON – Great Scott
OCT 12– NEW YORK – Rough Trade


OCT 17 – BRIGHTON – The Joker
OCT 18 – LONDON – Moth Club
OCT 19 – MANCHESTER – Castle
OCT 20 – EDINBURGH – Sneaky Pete
OCT 21 – COVENTRY – Kasbah
OCT 22 – NOTTINGHAM – Bodega
OCT 24 – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
OCT 26 – ANTWERP – Trix Club
OCT 27 – EINDHOVEN – Dutch Design Week
OCT 28 – AMSTERDAM – London Calling
OCT 30 – LIMOGES – Le Phare
OCT 31 – PARIS – Pitchfork Avant Garde
NOV 02 – BERLIN – Badehause
NOV 04 – SION – Le Port Franc
NOV 05 – ZURICH – Paplersaal
NOV 6 – MUNICH – Backstage Club
NOV 07 – VIENNA – B72

About Cage Tropical:

After spending years as a major presence in Brooklyn’s thriving music scene, playing in acts such as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls and Beverly, Frankie Rose relocated to her familial home of Los Angeles for 18 months with the intention of establishing yet another moment in her storied indie rock métier. Gradually, she found herself short on sleep, funds and optimism. “I moved to LA, drama ensued and I ended up on a catering truck. I was like, how can this be my life after being a touring musician and living off of music. I had really lost my way and I thought I was totally done.”

Through sleepless nights of listening to broadcaster Art Bell’s paranormal-themed archives, Frankie’s thoughts had turned to “who am I, I’m not cut out for this business, it’s not for me.” She continues, “I was literally in my room in L.A., not knowing how I was going to get out. But out of it all, I just decided to keep making music, because it is what I love and what I do – regardless of the outcome.”

Towards the end of her time spent in Los Angeles, Frankie reached out to Jorge Elbrecht (Tamaryn, Gang Gang Dance, No Joy, Violens) and began sketching what became the basic outline of what felt like a new album. Then, rather fortuitously, Frankie ended up back in Brooklyn with the realization that “in the end, I’m on my own. I have to do these things on my own.”

The months that ensued meant basically working with no budget and finding ways to record in-between days. This time enabled Frankie to experiment musically with a variety of people that ultimately changed the way she worked. “I got a lot of input from people like Dave Harrington (Darkside), who was helpful reconstructing the songs, adding dynamics and changing up the rhythms.”

The result of this existential odyssey is Cage Tropical, Frankie’s fourth album. It is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. It evokes a new wave paranormality of sorts that drifts beyond the songs themselves. “My references aren’t just music,” says Frankie, “I love old sci-fi. They Live is one of my favorite movies ever, same with Suspiria. 80’s sci-fi movies with a John Carpenter soundtrack, with silly synths – that makes it into my file, to the point that I’ll write lyrics incorporating that kind of stuff. It’s in there.”

Beginning with the shimmery, cinematic and percussive sparkling of the album’s opening track “Love in Rockets,” the song’s refrain of “a wheel, a wheel of wasting my life: a wheel, a wheel of wasting my time” immediately alludes to those darker circumstances that led to the creative origins of Cage Tropical.”It’s all essentially based on what happened to me in Los Angeles and then a return to Brooklyn,” says Frankie. “Misery turned into something good. The whole record to me is a redemption record and it is the most positive one I’ve made.”

“I feel like I am finally free from worrying about an outcome. I don’t care. I already lost everything. I already had the worst-case scenario. When that happens, you do become free. In the end, it’s about me rescuing myself via having this record.”

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