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Frankie Cosmos Share New Single “Rings (On a Tree)”

Close It Quietly Due Out September 6 via Sub Pop

Jul 16, 2019
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Frankie Cosmos, the project of Greta Kline, along with her backing band, are releasing a new album, Close It Quietly, on September 6 via Sub Pop. Now they have shared another single from the album, "Rings (On a Tree)." An earlier solo version of the song appeared this spring on Kline's 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. This is a full-band version of the song. Listen to it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

In a press release Kline says "Rings (On a Tree)" is "a fictional tale of a breakup from the point of view of a mistress. After I wrote it I realized what it meant to me -- even though I've never been a mistress, I related to the character from being in a relationship where my feelings weren't prioritized. I originally wrote it just on piano and released the solo version that way. The band version really takes it somewhere else and felt very collaborative. I love everyone's parts. Alex [Bailey] wrote the funky guitar part I play in the middle section, based on an idea Luke [Pyenson] and Lauren [Martin] verbalized." 

Previously Frankie Cosmos shared Close It Quietly's first single, "Windows," via a video for the track. Frankie Cosmos released their last album album, Vessel, back in March 2018 via Sub Pop, the band's first for the iconic Seattle label.

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.

Read our 2018 interview with Frankie Cosmos on Vessel.

Also read our 2016 interview with Frankie Cosmos.

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 (Sold Out)
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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