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Frankie Cosmos Share Puppet-Tastic Video for New Song “Being Alive”

Vessel Due Out March 30 via Sub Pop

Feb 08, 2018 Frankie Cosmos
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Frankie Cosmos, the project of Greta Kline, along with her backing band, are releasing a new album, Vessel, on March 30 via Sub Pop, the band’s first for the iconic Seattle label. Previously they shared a stop-motion video for its first single, “Jesse.” Now the band has shared a video for another new song from the album, “Being Alive.” Daniel Martin directed the video, which features puppet versions of the band intercut with shots of the band on tour. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Vessel is the follow-up to Frankie Cosmos’ breakthrough album Next Thing, released in 2016 via Bayonet Records. It is the third Frankie Cosmos full-length, but Kline’s 52nd release if you count all her bedroom-recorded, self-released output over the years.

Kline’s band for Vessel featured bassist/vocalist David Maine, keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Martin, and drummer Luke Pyenson. The four of them initially went to Binghamton, New York to live-track the songs over three days with producer/studio engineer Hunter Davidsohn at his studio Business District Recording (he worked on the previous two Frankie Cosmos albums). Then Davidsohn and the band did more work on the album in Brooklyn, with the help of Carlos Hernandez and Julian Fader of Ava Luna at their Gravesend Recordings studio. Then as the band started playing some of the new songs live they would invite members of their opening acts to join them on stage to contribute to the new songs and some of those additional musicians then later also joined the band in the studio to put the finishing touches on the album, including Alex Bailey (formerly of Warehouse, who has now replaced David Maine as a permanent member of the live band), Vishal Narang (of Airhead DC), and singer/songwriter Anna McClellan. Finally the album was mixed and sent to Josh Bonati to be mastered.

Also read our 2016 interview with Frankie Cosmos.

Frankie Cosmos Tour Dates:

Apr. 05 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theater *
Apr. 06 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep *
Apr. 07 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
Apr. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
Apr. 10 - San Diego, CA - Quartyard %
Apr. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theatre %
Apr. 12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room %
Apr. 13 - Fresno, CA - Strummers %
Apr. 14 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre %
Apr. 17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos %
Apr. 18 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater %
Apr. 20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom %
Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met
May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad’s Place
May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair @
May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot @
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount @
May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room @
May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
May 11 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House
May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival

* w/ Lomelda
@ Florist & Lala Lala
% w/ Ian Sweet and SOAR
# w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius

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