Frankie Rose has piled up bona fides on both coasts over a decade-plus, playing in such indie acts such as Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, Beverly and, most recently, Fine Place. Along the way, there have been four solo albums of original material (plus 2019’s cover of the Cure’s album “Seventeen Seconds”), each echoing with her lustrous take on first-wave indie-pop.
This week, Rose announced the March 10 arrival of “Love As Projection,” her first solo effort in 5 1/2 years. The new single “Anything” sounds like a transmission from a bedroom in the early ’90s, Cure poster on the wall and Field Mice, Talulah Gosh, Brighter and Acid House Kings singles stashed next to a turntable. In other words, like a a lot of the music Slumberland Records (which has released all but one of Rose’s solo albums) has issued over the past three or so decades.
Cue the cascading synths and harmonies.
||| Stream: “Anything”