Frankie Cosmos Debuts Video For “Wannago”

Frankie Cosmos debuts video for "Wannago"
Frankie Cosmos "Wannago"

Frankie Cosmos will release their new album Close It Quietly on September 6th via Sub Pop. Frankie Cosmos is comprised of Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass). The band collaborated with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios. Frankie Cosmos play a run of shows, starting September 18th in Boston.

Today, the band has released a video for album track “Wannago.” The clip features comedian Catherine Cohen and was directed by House of Nod. The video is centered around the band’s love for reality baking shows, specifically The Great British Bake Off. “I thought a baking competition theme would translate well to a music video. In some ways I think the lighthearted drama, tension, and release of that format mirrors the ebb and flow of emotions (lyrically and musically) in this song, and so it was kind of a natural fit” says drummer Luke Pyenson.

Greta Kline on “Wannago”:

“Wannago is an older song that I thought would never come out. Every time we ever tried to arrange it we gave up or lied that we would come back to it later. It felt too hard, and I found some of the lyrics embarrassing. Then Alex encouraged us to give it another shot because he really loved the demo. We ended up all working together to turn this into a song that feels sparkly and distinct; and it’s really fun to play. I’ve accepted the cheesier lyrics as part of the youthful glow of the song, it feels very wide-eyed and is purely about love, distance, and life.”

Frankie Cosmos
Close It Quietly
Sub Pop
Tracklisting

1. Moonsea
2. Cosmic Shop
3. 41st
4. So Blue
5. A Joke
6. Rings (On A Tree)
7. Actin’ Weird
8. Windows
9. Never Would
10. Self-destruct
11. Wannago
12. I’m It
13. Trunk Of A Tree
14. Last Season’s Textures
15. Even Though I Knew
16. UFO
17. Marbles
18. Did You Find
19. A Hit
20. With Great Purpose
21. This Swirling

Tour dates:
Sep. 18 – Boston, MA – Royale
Sep. 19 – Burlington, VT – Arts Riot
Sep. 20 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
Sep. 21 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Sep. 22 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
Sep. 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Sep. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin University
Sep. 25 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Sep. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
Sep. 27 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Sep. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Sep. 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Oct. 08 – Munich, DE – Heppel & Ettlich
Oct. 09 – Vienna, AT – Chelsea
Oct. 10 – Prague, CZ – Underdogs’
Oct. 11 – Cologne, DE – MTC
Oct. 12 – Luxembourg, LU – Rotondes
Oct. 13 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Oct. 14 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
Oct. 15 – Reims, FR – La Cartonnerie
Oct. 16 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Oct. 17 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
Oct. 19 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Sheffield, UK – Delicious Clam (Sold Out)
Oct. 21 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day
Oct. 22 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 31 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 01 – Tacoma, WA – Alma Mater
Nov. 02 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Nov. 03 – Seattle, WA – Laser Dome @ Pacific Science Center (Two Shows)
Nov. 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Nov. 08 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov. 10 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
Nov. 12 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Nov. 13 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe
Nov. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
Nov. 16 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre