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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Frankie Cosmos at First Unitarian Church, Summer Fiction at Boot and Saddle, Arc Divers at World Cafe Live

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Frankie Cosmos | photo via Facebook

As we announced earlier this week, indie faves Frankie Cosmos will be returning to Philadelphia tonight at the First Unitarian Church in support of their new EP Fit Me In. The tracks on this new record are short and punchy, and their show tonight should be just as energetic. Get tickets and show information at the XPN Concert Calendar, and check out Fit Me In after the jump. Continue reading →

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Frankie Cosmos brings new Fit Me In EP to First Unitarian Church

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Frankie Cosmos | photo via Facebook

With four songs clocking in at eight minutes, Frankie Cosmos’ new 7” EP may seem like a mere blip for an artist whose Bandcamp back-catalog numbers over four dozen releases.  But being only Cosmos’ – a.k.a. Greta Kline’s – second-ever physical release, and her first notable recorded statement since last year’s unflappably adorable break-out LP, Zentropy, the just-released Fit Me In bears a bit of scrutiny.

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Michelle Zauner of Little Big League to release solo project American Sound & Where Is My Great Big Feeling?

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This week we learned via Brooklyn Vegan that Michelle Zauner, frontwoman of Little Big League, has plans to release a solo cassette called American Sound & Where Is My Great Big Feeling? via Sea Green Records.  Zauner produces her own work aside from Little Big League under the name Japanese Breakfast, and this is a combination of two recent EP releases.

Last month, Zauner participated in a blog called Song a Day for a Week along with a few other artists including Frankie CosmosAmerican Sound is a compilation of the songs Zauner created for Song a Day for a Week, which takes on a raw, emotional tone as she had just discovered her mother had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Zauner tells Brooklyn Vegan “The songs became incredibly cathartic. I didn’t have much time to write or record them. They became more like diary entries, lacking any real narrative. They became pieces of conversation and feelings of anger and defeat.”

You can listen to the Where Is My Great Big Feeling EP below via Zauner’s Bandcamp page: