Frankie Cosmos is the stage name of Greta Kline, the daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. Extremely prolific, Kline has released hundreds of songs via Bandcamp with Next Thing being her second formal studio long player with the help of Aaron and David Maine, Gabrielle Smith and Hunter Davidsohn. Completely infectious and totally candid, the songs immediately call to mind the best of Beat Happening, The Vaselines, The Softies, and The Pastels. Consisting of one to two minute songs, the record feels like it's over before it starts, but that's fine because you'll immediately be playing it all over again. Next Thing is a wise and wickedly smart bedroom pop classic and might be our favorite 28 1/2 minutes of music so far this year.
Frankie Cosmos // Next Thing // Bayonet Records BR-010 // 2016.