Frankie Rose And The Outs – “Little Brown Haired Girls”

You may know Frankie Rose as the onetime drummer of Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls. (Or maybe via her time as a NYC bartender and Smiths fan.) Of course, if you’ve paid attention, you also know of her as the frontwoman in Frankie Rose And The Outs: We posted “Thee Only One” in October. You won’t find that song on the band’s self-titled Slumberland debut. Instead, you’ll find an Arthur Russell cover plus 10 new tracks, including the dream-pop adrenaline rush, “Little Brown Haired Girls.” The title could be a Charlie Brown reference. It also reminds me of Henry Darger’s In The Realms Of The Unreal and its Vivian Girls.

Frankie Rose And The Outs – “Little Brown Haired Girls”

01 “Hollow Life”
02 “Candy”
03 “Little Brown Haired Girls”
04 “Lullubye for Roads And Miles”
05 “That’s What People Told Me”
06 “Memo”
07 “Must Be Nice”
08 “Girlfriend Island”
09 “You Can Make Me Feel Bad”
10 “Don’t Tred”
11 “Save Me”

Frankie Rose And The Outs is out 9/21 via Slumberland.