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Frankie Cosmos Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share Video for New Song “Windows”

Close It Quietly Due Out September 6 via Sub Pop

Jun 18, 2019 Photography by Jackie Lee Young
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Frankie Cosmos, the project of Greta Kline, along with her backing band, have announced a new album, Close It Quietly, and shared its first single, "Windows," via a video for the track. They have also announced some new tour dates. Close It Quietly is due out September 6 via Sub Pop. Check out the "Windows" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as the upcoming tour dates.

Frankie Cosmos released their last album album, Vessel, back in March 2018 via Sub Pop, the band's first for the iconic Seattle label. Although this spring Kline released a digital-only series, Haunted Items, where she released new songs each week over the course of a month. They were new stripped down songs written for the piano, performed solo by Kline. Haunted Items track "Rings (On a Tree)" reappears on Close It Quietly, although in a different form.

Gabe Wax engineered and co-produced Close It Quietly with the band. It was recorded at Brooklyn's Figure 8 Studios. Kline's longtime bandmates are Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass). This time it seems like the rest of the band were even more involved in the recording process. "Everything will sound like Frankie Cosmos because Greta has such a distinct voice (literally and figuratively)," says Pyenson in a press release. "We have so much latitude to experiment with the instrumental music, and this time around we really took advantage of that." The press release cites Broadcast and Stereolab as unexpected reference points for Close It Quietly.

Kline directed the "Windows" video with Eliza Doyle. Kline had this to say about the song in a press release: "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."

Read our 2018 interview with Frankie Cosmos on Vessel.

Also read our 2016 interview with Frankie Cosmos.

Close It Quietly Tracklist: 

1. Moonsea
2. Cosmic Shop
3. 41st
4. So Blue
5. A Joke
6. Rings (On a Tree)
7. Actin' Weird
8. Windows
9. Never Would
10. Self-destruct
11. Wannago
12. I'm It
13. Trunk of a Tree
14. Last Season's Textures
15. Even Though I Knew
16. UFO
17. Marbles
18. Did You Find
19. A Hit
20. With Great Purpose
21. This Swirling

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates:

Sep. 18 - Boston, MA - Royale
Sep. 19 - Burlington, VT - Arts Riot
Sep. 20 - Montreal, QC - L'Astral
Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
Sep. 23 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sep. 25 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Sep. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall
Sep. 27 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Sep. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Sep. 29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Oct. 08 - Munich, DE - Heppel & Ettlich    
Oct. 09 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
Oct. 10 - Prague, CZ - Underdogs'
Oct. 11 - Cologne, DE -  MTC
Oct. 12 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
Oct. 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
Oct. 15 - Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
Oct. 16 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt  
Oct. 17 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Oct. 19 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Oct. 20 - Sheffield, UK - Delicious Clam
Oct. 21 - Manchester,  UK - Night & Day
Oct. 22 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 31 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 01 - Tacoma, WA - Alma Mater
Nov. 02 - Vancouver, BC - Hollywood Theatre
Nov. 03 - Seattle, WA - Laser Dome @ Pacific Science Center
Nov. 07 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Nov. 08 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Nov. 10 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Nov. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov. 13 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
Nov. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720
Nov. 16 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre

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