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New Frankie Cosmos video: Wannago

Video: Frankie Cosmos -- “Wannago”

Frankie Cosmos - Wannago [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Directed by Robert Kolodny. From Close it Quietly, September 6 on Sub Pop.

The video is a little distracting but the song has everything you want from this band: sad melodies, earnest vocals, delicate harmonies, and shimmery guitars.

Greta Kline says, “Wannago is an older song that I thought would never come out. Every time we ever tried to arrange it we gave up or lied that we would come back to it later. It felt too hard, and I found some of the lyrics embarrassing. Then Alex encouraged us to give it another shot because he really loved the demo. We ended up all working together to turn this into a song that feels sparkly and distinct; and it’s really fun to play. I’ve accepted the cheesier lyrics as part of the youthful glow of the song, it feels very wide-eyed and is purely about love, distance, and life.”

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New Frankie Cosmos video: Windows

Video: Frankie Cosmos -- “Windows”

Frankie Cosmos - Windows [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Directed by Eliza Doyle and Greta Kline. From Close it Quietly, due September 6 on Sub Pop.

Watch Greta Kline and her pal Eliza Doyle frolic around the streets and beaches of New York. Like the music, the video mixes moments of silliness with poignancy.

Slow leak, slow dream
I never noticed you boiling

Kline says, “This song takes place during the waiting period of healing, not knowing how to proceed or how to find the path to forgiveness. The inner versus the outer — learning to see yourself as part of the whole. For me the lyrics cover some of the slow movements of relationships, the shifts that occur in ways of thinking over time.”

I know it’s probably uncool to dwell on but I still can’t get over the fact that Kline’s parents are Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. That blows my mind.

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New Frankie Cosmos video: Apathy

Video: Frankie Cosmos -- “Apathy”

Frankie Cosmos - Apathy [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Directed by Tom Scharpling. From Vessel, out now on Sub Pop.

This video is funny. Greta Kline says, “I am a huge fan of Tom Scharpling’s work and was so thrilled that we got to work together on this video. I trusted him entirely and just wanted to let Tom and his team do their thing. We had so much fun making it… I was laughing so much that it probably took much longer than it should have to shoot my parts.”

Picking a unique band name is hard. Back in 2004, shortly after we released the second album on our label, Riviera’s At the End of the American Century, a different band calling themselves Riviera popped up out of Germany and started trying to sabotage our Riviera’s last.fm profile. The whole thing seems ridiculous in retrospect, especially since at least two more bands named Riviera have formed after that and continue to battle for dominance. The best part is that the most recent Riviera kind of looks like the “other band” in the Frankie Cosmos video. Dorks. Our Riviera, sadly, is now defunct and they even let their domain name expire, which breaks my heart. But hey, it was a good run.

And remember: Don’t mess with Greta Kline. She’s packing steel.

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New Frankie Cosmos video: Jesse

Video: Frankie Cosmos -- “Jesse”

Frankie Cosmos - Jesse [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Vessel, out now on Sub Pop.

Me and Jesse stayed up ’til two
We talked about dreams, about things, about you
It felt like anything could be real or fake
Like our love is my world, but so is my heartache

Holy mackerel, Wikipedia just taught me that Frankie Cosmos’s Greta Kline is the daughter of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. That’s wild! A Fish Called Wanda and Fast Times at Ridgemont High were extremely influential on my adolescent mind.

Anyway, here’s another great new Frankie Cosmos song.

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New Frankie Cosmos video: Being Alive

Video: Frankie Cosmos -- “Being Alive”

Frankie Cosmos - Being Alive [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

From Vessel, out March 30 on Sub Pop.

I’m an idiot. For several years I’ve ignored Frankie Cosmos because I got her mixed up with some other Frankie that I don’t care for. I never gave her music a chance because I was convinced I wasn’t into it. But I was totally wrong. This is exactly the kind of music I love. Unfussy vocals, frantic drumming, clever lyrics. It’s got that slacker style that masks how much work it really takes to do it yourself.

Being alive matters quite a bit
Even when you feel like shit

Sounds simple, but it’s true.

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