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A persona, a stage nickname, a band: Frankie Cosmos is many things. Broadly speaking, it's the title of the musical project of Greta Kline. As Frankie Cosmos, Kline creates lo-fi indie rock - sometimes dubbed "twee-pop" - delivered in short but refreshingly eloquent spurts. In fact, her songs rarely run for longer than two and a half minutes.
Frankie Cosmos tour dates in the past have taken her all over the United States and Europe, such as to the Pitchfork Music Fest in Chicago and Visions Festival in London, as well as at prominent venues, including the EchoPlex in Los Angeles, Whelan's in Dublin and Union Transfer in Philadelphia.
Frankie Cosmos's background
Cosmos first picked up the guitar at age seven, but she didn't start writing her own songs until she was 13. At first recording music in her room, she initially released music under the moniker Ingrid Superstar, often through a Bandcamp account. However, she began to perform under the name Frankie Cosmos in 2011 at the suggestion of her boyfriend (and sometimes collaborator), Aaron Maine of the indie rock band Porches. Cosmos, who plays guitar and sings, performs with three bandmates: drummer Luke Pyenson, keyboardist and synth player Lauren Martin, and bassist and keyboardist David "Mystery" Maine, who is Aaron's younger brother.
Frankie Cosmos's personal life
The child of Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline and actress Phoebe Cates, Frankie Cosmos - born Greta Kline - got used to show business early on in life. Like her parents, she also dabbled in acting early in her life, appearing in two movies, 2001's The Anniversary Party and 2005's The Squid and the Whale. Despite that, Cosmos maintains in interviews that she is introverted and camera-shy.
Cosmos was homeschooled for most of her high school life but socialized by attending underground shows around where she lived in New York. Following high school, she studied English at New York University's Gallatin college, the School for Individualized Study, but dropped out when it proved too difficult for her to both tour and succeed in school.
Frankie Cosmos's career milestones
Cosmos released her debut album, the 17-minute-long Zentropy, in 2014 through the record label Double Double Whammy. The album was extremely well-received; Lindsay Zoladz of New York Magazine named it the best pop album of 2014, and Brooklyn's L Magazine called it "practically perfect." Her sophomore work released by Bayonet Records, 2016's Next Thing, received similar accolades. Pitchfork wrote that the brief, 28-minute album contained "observations that are by turns strange, self-possessed, and dizzyingly multitudinous," and Stereogum called it "perfectly intimate and unpretentious." The work landed on numerous Best of the Year lists and Billboard's Heatseekers and Independent Album charts.
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