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Show Review: Frankie Cosmos

Although she is barely 22, Greta Kline (aka Frankie Cosmos) has both the aura and the experience of a fully experienced musician. She has released over a couple dozen low-fi DIY projects on Bandcamp in addition to an EP and now two proper LPs. Her newly released album, Next Thing is a big step forward both lyrically and sonically, with some of Kline’s best lyrics to date and fantastic full band arrangements that do justice to her songwriting ability.

Instead of mixing old songs with new, Frankie Cosmos played almost every track from the new LP before moving on to older material. She ended the initial section with my favorite Next Thing track, “Embody” before playing an Of Montreal cover and then running through highlights from Zentropy and the entirety of the Fit Me In EP.

Eskimeaux, the bedroom pop project of Kline’s longtime friend and touring band member Gabrielle Smith, performed before Frankie Cosmos. The band played lots of new material from an upcoming EP release. Their set was just as good as the headliner’s, as the new songs carry an immediacy that goes over very well in a live setting. Anna McLellan opened up the night accompanied by jazz-influenced piano.

This was one of the best shows I’ve been to in recent memory. Frankie Cosmos and Eskimeaux are two of my favorite artists in the scene right now and seeing them perform together was amazing. All the performances were solid and these artists have lots of great music still left to put out.

– Alex Johnson, WKNC Local Music Director

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: June 16th, 2015

For the THIRD week in a row, Eskimeaux takes number 1 on radio 200 charts!

WKNC RADIO 200

1. ESKIMEAUX – O.K. – Double Double Whammy
2. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – Multi-Love – Jagjaguwar
3. JOANNA GRUESOME – Peanut Butter – Slumberland
4. HOP ALONG – Painted Shut – Saddle Creek
5. GIRLPOOL – Before The World Was Big – Wichita
6. ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY – New Alhambra – Run For Cover
7. MY MORNING JACKET – The Waterfall – Capitol
8. METZ – II – Sub Pop
9. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Foil Deer – Carpark
10. THEE OH SEES – Mutilator Defeated At Last – Castle Face
11. TURNOVER – Peripheral Vision – Run For Cover
12. HOT CHIP – Why Make Sense? – Domino
13. SURFER BLOOD – 1000 Palms – Joyful Noise
14. MITSKI – Bury Me At Makeout Creek – Don Giovanni
15. ETERNAL SUMMERS – Gold And Stone – Kanine
16. COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – Mom And Pop
17. TORO Y MOI – What For? – Carpark
18. WAXAHATCHEE – Ivy Tripp – Merge
19. CEREMONY – The L-Shaped Man – Matador
20. VAADAT CHARIGIM – Sinking As A Stone – Burger
21. MEW – Plus Minus – Pias
22. NO JOY – More Faithful – Mexican Summer
23. NOVELLA – Land – Sinderlyn
24. CAYUCAS – Dancing At The Blue Lagoon – Secretly Canadian
25. ALEX G – Trick – Lucky Number
26. SHARON VAN ETTEN – I Don’t Want To Let You Down [EP] –Jagjaguwar
27. BOMBADIL – Hold On – Ramseur
28. MIKAL CRONIN – MCIII – Merge
29. PINS – Wild Nights – Bella Union
30. CHASTITY BELT – Time To Go Home – Hardly Art

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. SYLVAN ESSO – H.S.K.T. – Partisan
2. NICK DIAMONDS – City Of Quartz – Manque
3. MATES OF STATE – You’re Going To Make It – Barsuk
4. OF MONSTERS AND MEN – Beneath The Skin – Republic
5. ZELLA DAY – Kicker – Hollywood-Pinetop

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: June 9, 2015

Eskimeaux, Elvis Depressedly, and Hop Along remain in the top 3 for the second week in a row!

WKNC RADIO 200

1. ESKIMEAUX – O.K. – Double Double Whammy
2. ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY – New Alhambra – Run For Cover
3. HOP ALONG – Painted Shut – Saddle Creek
4. JOANNA GRUESOME – Peanut Butter – Slumberland
5. MY MORNING JACKET – The Waterfall – Capitol
6. GIRLPOOL – Before The World Was Big – Wichita
7. METZ – II – Sub Pop
8. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – Multi-Love – Jagjaguwar
9. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Foil Deer – Carpark
10. MEW – Plus Minus – Pias
11. TURNOVER – Peripheral Vision – Run For Cover
12. MITSKI – Bury Me At Makeout Creek – Don Giovanni
13. ETERNAL SUMMERS – Gold And Stone – Kanine
14. CEREMONY – The L-Shaped Man – Matador
15. COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – Mom And Pop
16. SURFER BLOOD – 1000 Palms – Joyful Noise
17. HOT CHIP – Why Make Sense? – Domino
18. NOVELLA – Land – Sinderlyn
19. WAXAHATCHEE – Ivy Tripp – Merge
20. THEE OH SEES – Mutilator Defeated At Last – Castle Face
21. MIKAL CRONIN – MCIII – Merge
22. ALEX G – Trick – Lucky Number
23. SHARON VAN ETTEN – I Don’t Want To Let You Down [EP] – Jagjaguwar
24. TORO Y MOI – What For? – Carpark
25. MOUNTAIN GOATS – Beat The Champ – Merge
26. BOMBADIL – Hold On – Ramseur
27. AVA LUNA – Infinite House – Western Vinyl
28. PURITY RING – Another Eternity – 4AD
29. PEACH KELLI POP – III – Burger
30. CHASTITY BELT – Time To Go Home – Hardly Art

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. PINS – Wild Nights – Bella Union
2. CAYUCAS – Dancing At The Blue Lagoon – Secretly Canadian
3. TEEN MEN – Teen Men – Bar None
4. NO JOY – More Faithful – Mexican Summer
5. VAADAT CHARIGIM – Sinking As A Stone – Burger

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Weekly Charts

WKNC 88.1 FM CHARTS: June 2, 2015

WKNC RADIO 200

1. ESKIMEAUX – O.K. – Double Double Whammy
2. ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY – New Alhambra – Run For Cover
3. HOP ALONG – Painted Shut – Saddle Creek
4. TURNOVER – Peripheral Vision – Run For Cover
5. JOANNA GRUESOME – Peanut Butter – Slumberland
6. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Foil Deer – Carpark
7. METZ – II – Sub Pop
8. TORRES – Sprinter – Partisan
9. MEW – Plus Minus – Pias
10. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – Multi-Love – Jagjaguwar
11. MY MORNING JACKET – The Waterfall – Capitol
12. CEREMONY – The L-Shaped Man – Matador
13. SURFER BLOOD – 1000 Palms – Joyful Noise
14. COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit – Mom And Pop
15. MITSKI – Bury Me At Makeout Creek – Don Giovanni
16. NOVELLA – Land – Sinderlyn
17. HOT CHIP – Why Make Sense? – Domino
18. WAXAHATCHEE – Ivy Tripp – Merge
19. MIKAL CRONIN – MCIII – Merge
20. TOTAL BABES – Heydays – Wichita
21. PURITY RING – Another Eternity – 4AD
22. PEACH KELLI POP – III – Burger
23. ALEX G – Trick – Lucky Number
24. CHASTITY BELT – Time To Go Home – Hardly Art
25. SUFJAN STEVENS – Carrie And Lowell – Asthmatic Kitty
26. TORO Y MOI – What For? – Carpark
27. MOUNTAIN GOATS – Beat The Champ – Merge
28. BOMBADIL – Hold On – Ramseur
29. AVA LUNA – Infinite House – Western Vinyl
30. WARM SODA – Symbolic Dream – Castle Face

WKNC TOP 5 ADDS

1. GIRLPOOL – Before The World Was Big – Wichita
2. ETERNAL SUMMERS – Gold And Stone – Kanine
3. KID WAVE – Wonderlust – Heavenly
4. SHARON VAN ETTEN –  I Don’t Want To Let You Down [EP] – Jagjaguwar
5. SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN – The High Country – Polyvinyl