When’s the last time you heard of a drummer quitting a band, forming their own band and getting a lot of attention for it? And Ringo and Levon Helm don’t count—they didn’t quit, per se. Frankie Rose, the woman behind Vivian Girls‘ “Where Do You Run To,” left the band and joined Crystal Stilts. And now, she’s left Crystal Stilts to form her own band, Frankie Rose & The Outs. The blogs are pretty psyched about it.
And why shouldn’t they be? She wrote one of the great garage masterworks of the past decade with “Where Do You Run To” and was a member of two amazing bands. She’s got street cred and talent (and is probably cooler than you…unless you’re Billy Dee Williams).
Frankie Rose & The Outs – “Thee Only One” (from the upcoming 7″)
Frankie Rose & The Outs are coming out with two releases—the “Thee Only One” 7″ and a split 7″ with Dum Dum Girls. The first 7″ will be out on Oct. 27. Here’s a list from Frankie Rose.
1) The Clean – “Point That Thing Somewhere Else” (from Anthology) – “The feeling of movement forward in this song is incredible. This song is perfect for driving. This guy is one of my favorite drummers. He never does more than necessary.”
2) Reading Rainbow – “New Safety” – “This is a new band that is currently blowing my mind. A two piece from Philly. Stand-up drums and a guitar. This band is a great, great example of taking a simple idea and turning it into something amazing.”
3) Arthur Russell – “You Can Make Me Feel Bad” (from Calling Out of Context) – “The timing on this song is really strange. It’s such a tragic lament. That fuzzed out guitar and Arthur’s spooky vocals. I tried to figure out the chords he was playing on this song. Turns out he’s doing some pretty weird stuff. This song makes me shed a tear.”
4) Black Tambourine – “For Ex-Lovers Only” (from Complete Recordings) – “What a perfect song. Just the right mix of sweet reverbed out vocals and distorted guitar.”
5) Love – “Gather ‘Round” (from Out Here) – “This is a funny Love ballad that I can’t stop listening to. I love the call-and-respond vocals. I want a song with call-and-response!! I like to think of Arthur Lee in the studio. I wonder if he knew he was going to do that, or if it was something he thought of on the spot.”
Frankie Rose & The Outs – Insound