Watch the video for Frankie Rose's "Gospel/Grace" above.
When Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Frankie Rose — who plays Golden West Cafe on Saturday — released her first album, "Frankie Rose and the Outs," back in 2010, it fell in line with the reverb-heavy indie-pop she had made her old band, Vivian Girls. In February, less than two years after her first album, Rose returned with a second album and an updated sound.
The appropriately titled "Interstellar," released in February, shimmers in space. These are still pop songs, just as they've always been, but there's a new, serious confidence to the execution. Perhaps some of the credit can go to Le Chev, the Fischerspooner collaborator and producer of "Interstellar," but this is Rose's journey, and she navigates it well. Rose is the latest example of an indie act shedding early identities (Cloud Nothings is another recent example), as if she's refusing to be pigeonholed. Smart move.