Frankie Rose Announces Sci-fi Themed Album, Shares “Trouble” Visual with UFO Hotline Number

Cage Tropical Due Out August 11 via Slumberland/Grey Market

Jun 14, 2017
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Frankie Rose has announced a sci-fi themed new album, Cage Tropical, and shared its first single, "Trouble," via a visual that includes a phone number for a UFO hotline. Cage Tropical is due out August 11 via Slumberland/Grey Market. Below is "Trouble," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates.

Long a fixture in the Brooklyn scene, Rose decided to move back to her family home in Los Angeles, but it didn't quite go as planned. "I moved to LA, drama ensued and I ended up on a catering truck," she says in a press release. "I was like, how can this be my life after being a touring musician and living off of music. I had really lost my way and I thought I was totally done."

Luckily Rose soon teamed up with producer Jorge Elbrecht (Tamaryn, Gang Gang Dance, No Joy, Violens) to begin work on the new album, her fourth and the follow-up to 2013's Herein Wild (not including 2014's Careers, the one album she did a s member of Beverly).

A press release says Cage Tropical is full of "sci-fi references and '80s influences."

"My references aren't just music," says Rose, "I love old sci-fi. They Live is one of my favorite movies ever, same with Suspiria. '80s sci-fi movies with a John Carpenter soundtrack, with silly synths - that makes it into my file, to the point that I'll write lyrics incorporating that kind of stuff. It's in there."

The visual for "Trouble" features a UFO hotline that fans can call. It's based out of Roswell, New Mexico and callers are asked to leave their paranormal and extraterrestrial/UFO encounter stories. As the press release explains: "All messages will be screened for possible inclusion on the Weird Night with Juan &Frankie podcast, launching later this summer and focused on the connection between music and the paranormal."

Rose had this to say about the song in the press release: "'Trouble' came out of the simple realization that you can't outrun yourself or your problems. Wherever you go they will follow you unless you address them. I tried. Went to Los Angeles after years in New York and nothing much changed. 3000 miles was a long distance on the map, but it didn't mean anything was going to shift automatically, unless I made the choice to do it internally."

Cage Tropical Tracklist:

01 Love in Rockets
02 Dyson Sphere
03 Trouble
04 Art Bell
05 Dancing Down the Hall
06 Cage Tropical
07 Game to Play
08 Red Museum
09 Epic Slack
10 Decontrol

Frankie Rose Tour Dates:

North American Tour:

JUN 14 - BOSTON - The Sinclair*
JUN 15 - PORTSMOUTH, NH - 3s Art Space*
JUN 16 - MONTREAL - Bar Le Ritz PDB*
JUN 17 - TORONTO - Horseshoe Tavern*
JUN 19 - CLEVELAND - The Grog Shop*
JUN 20 - DETROIT - El Club*
AUG 11 - PHILADELPHIA - Johnny Brenda's
AUG 12 - NEW YORK - Baby's All Right
SEP 12 - WASHINGTON DC - DC9
SEP 13 - CARRBORO - Cats Cradle
SEP 14 - ATLANTA - The Earl
SEP 15 - NASHVILLE - The End
SEP 17 - NEW ORLEANS - Gasa Gasa
SEP 18 - HOUSTON - Walters Downtown
SEP 19 - DALLAS - Club Dada
SEP 20 - AUSTIN - Barracuda
SEP 22 - PHOENIX - Rebel Lounge
SEP 23 - SAN DIEGO - Soda Bar
SEP 24 - LOS ANGELES - The Echo
SEP 25 - SAN FRANCISCO - Rickshaw Stop
SEP 28 - PORTLAND - Doug Fir
SEP 29 - SEATTLE - Barboza
SEP 30 - VANCOUVER - The Cobalt
OCT 2 - SALT LAKE CITY - Kilby Court
OCT 3 - DENVER - Globe Hall
OCT 6 - ST PAUL - Turf Club
OCT 7 - CHICAGO - Empty Bottle
OCT 9 - PITTSBURGH - Club Cafe
OCT 10 - BUFFALO - Studio at Waiting Room
OCT 12- NEW YORK - Rough Trade

* - w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart

U.K./European Tour: 

OCT 17 - BRIGHTON - The Joker
OCT 18 - LONDON - Moth Club
OCT 19 - MANCHESTER - Castle
OCT 20 - EDINBURGH - Sneaky Pete
OCT 21 - COVENTRY - Kasbah
OCT 22 - NOTTINGHAM - Bodega
OCT 24 - LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
OCT 25 - TURNBRIDGE WELLS  - The Forum
OCT 28 - AMSTERDAM - London Calling

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