Track of the Day: 'Gospel/Grace'

Past TracksFrankie Rose has essentially been the Zelig of the Brooklyn indie-rock scene of the last few years. As the charismatic drummer for bands such as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls, she definitely made a splash. But with her new album, Interstellar, she's gone from backing others to being the star. (Yes, this is actually her second solo record, but this is the best place to tune in.) While those past groups worked to upgrade '60s sounds, Frankie aims squarely at the late '80s sound of bands such as The Cure on this album. This particular track features gauzy keyboards, a lot of echo, and a lovely descending guitar line. Frankie's vocal is elegant, and the drums, well, they are as sturdy as a Clydesdale. This is a sticky-sweet indie confection, and one of the best songs of this new year.

Gospel / Grace by Frankie Rose on Grooveshark

On iTunes: Frankie Rose / "Gosepl/Grace"

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Brendan Hasenstab is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn.

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