It’s Frankie Rose here.
My 65 Year old single mom and my brother, a 37 Year old disabled man living with Multiple Sclerosis built a small home in Tijuana, Mexico a few years ago. All the family money went towards this investment with the goal of having a place to call home, a stable environment for my brother who is unable to work a job due to his ongoing symptoms and necessary medications. This was the first family home my family has ever had and a source of serenity for my brother who lives with chronic pain and distress. There are some simple things in life that make a person feel human and included in that is a simple feeling of safety in a home. This is something I very much want to make available to my family right now in their time of need.
A week ago my mother and brother were victims of a violent home invasion, which involved 15 men surrounding the house and robbing them clean of all of their possessions including my brother’s car. A friend of my mothers was badly beaten and wrongly jailed. The perpetrators threatened to return and kill my mother and brother, forcing them to flee their home and start anew, leaving a boarded up house surrounded in broken glass behind. The house was vandalized beyond repair. Due to the modality of the police in that area- no help from authorities is available to my mom and brother-leaving them afraid for their lives and homeless, without any of their things and without a home to return to or any real resources or support.
At this point I am reaching out to try and get them back on their feet by crowd sourcing some money to cover the costs of a deposit for a new apartment, a couple months of rent and the cost of the bail and moving expenses. With your donation- my mom and brother can recoup some costs and have some support while starting over after this traumatic incident. More than anything-you will be restoring their sense of integrity. This whole incident has been so unbelievably grim and sadly my family can never return to their home. But the gesture of even a small donation would mean so much to them and help restore their faith in humanity a little bit.
I wish I personally had the resources to save them right now and pay for all of these costs on my own. I’m so sad and angry and this whole thing just feels unreal. It is very humbling to ask for help and is probably the hardest thing I have ever done. I am looking to my resources and doing what I can to help them out. In the end it is an issue of survival and basic human need.”
Official video for Beverly’s “Honey Do” from the album “Careers”.
Directed by Hanly Banks.
Preorder Careers http://kaninerecords.com/product/beve…
“Ex-Crystal Stilts/Vivian Girls drummer Frankie Rose released her latest solo record, Herein Wild, last year. She is also currently playing in a duo called Beverly—which doesn’t seem too far from the girl-group guitar-pop of Frankie Rose and the Outs. The new band features Frankie on drums with Drew Citron on guitar; hear their first single “Honey Do” above.
“Honey Do” will be on Beverly’s upcoming debut LP, out this summer through Kanine. It will also be on a new compilation from the label, Non Violent Femmes, out April 19 for Record Store Day on pink vinyl. The comp features songs from Speedy Ortiz, Joanna Gruesome, Eternal Summers, and Bleeding Rainbow, among others.”
Listen to the song: http://pitchfork.com/news/53910-listen-frankie-roses-new-band-beverly-honey-do/
“Remember the whole Pixies/Breeders/Belly/Throwing Muses web of bands many years back? Or, more recently, the Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Frog Eyes/Handsome Furs/Divine Fits band sprawl? And let’s not even get into Broken Social Scene. Well, none of these band associations holds a candle to Vivian Girls and the myriad bands, collaborations, side projects and what-have-yous that spring from the New York noise pop band. In light of recent release from onetime-Vivian Frankie Rose and the upcoming release by Vivian girl Ali Koehler in Upset, I’ve attempted to make a Vivian Girls tree for y’all. I’m sure I missed like 20 bands, let me know if I have!”
Read the full article: http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/10/pst/six-degrees-of-vivian-girls.html
“Frankie Rose is planning a new solo album, the follow up to last year’s excellent Interstellar. Herein Wild will be out on September 24 in North America and October 8 in the EU and UK through Fat Possum (that’s the cover art, above.) Have a listen to “Sorrow”, above.
Rose will play an album release show on September 23 at Bowery Ballroom, with Tamaryn opening.”
As the NYC indie rock fixture lays down strings for her cinematic new album in a church, she talks about her about existential crises and writing her first love song.
By Jenn Pelly, August 8, 2013
Sitting in the makeshift pew of a humble church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side earlier this summer, the newly blond Frankie Rose motions an invisible dagger towards her chest, jerks her head back, squeezes her eyes shut, and sticks out her tongue. This is how Rose comically depicts the harrowing nature of her upcoming album for Fat Possum, Herein Wild. Amping the drama, a candlelit string quartet is recording weeping orchestral parts for the record within the sanctuary’s nondescript walls. Rose peeks her inked arms up to snap the string players with her iPhone, basking in creative possibility; staring at 12 pages of sheet music for one of her new songs, she casually notes, “This means nothing to me.”
Read the full interview: http://pitchfork.com/features/update/9184-frankie-rose/
from Katy Goodman (2:38 PM – July 6, 2012)
“Having previously played drums for Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls, Frankie Rose recast herself as a frontwoman for her 2010 full-length without ever straying too far from the sound of her former collaborators.
She’ll apparently be switching up the formula when she releases her latest album, Interstellar, on February 21 via Slumberland Records.(…)”
Read the full article: http://exclaim.ca/News/frankie_rose_goes_interstellar_on_new_solo_lp
Frankie Rose’s official website: http://www.missfrankierose.com
Though NYC garage-rock heroines the Vivian Girls have only been around since 2007, the band now seems like the fulcrum of the entire Brooklyn indie scene. The core elements of the group—Cassie Ramone’s singing and guitar playing, Katy Goodman’s harmonies and bass plucking, and contributions from three different drummers—have spun off a number of impressive side projects, nearby and otherwise. (…)”