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Frankie Rose, Dive

When: Mon., April 9, 9 p.m. 2012

For the last few years, Frankie Rose flitted between the occasionally insouciant garage-rock drifters Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls. On stage with those bands, as Pitchfork critic Jayson Greene recently wrote, "She was a reliable bolt of onstage electricity enlivening the often noncommittal presences around her." On this year's Interstellar, the first album she's written without the aegis (crutch?) of a backing band, that bolt finally ignites a new atmosphere. Interstellar is a memorable synth-pop record that pushes far past the bounds of a synth-pop record, alternately suggesting the druggy expanses of German kosmiche and the grandiose flair of M83 or Zola Jesus. It's an engaging debut, the sort of arrival that makes you wonder just why it took so long. —Grayson Currin

Price: $8-10

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