If you could throw New Order, Cocteau Twins, The Go-Go's, Vangelis' Bladerunner soundtrack and The Breeders into a 25-year-old blender and hit "pulse" -- you might get something resembling Interstellar, the latest (and aptly named) stylistic incarnation of Brooklyn alt-pop queen Frankie Rose. Epic pop dreamscapes splashed on an expansive stylistic canvas, Interstellar's plush, spacious grandeur is simultaneously retro with vivid 80's flashbacks and modern: "I knew I wanted a huge sounding record," declares Rose. "Big highs, big lows, and clean." While her past work has referenced Spector-ish girl group nostalgia created in a cluttered garage, new songs such as "Gospel Grace" and "Moon In My Mind" are like celestial synth-pop shoegaze (if your shoes are actually anti-gravity space boots). The beats are bubbling electronic stew, Rose's atmospheric and airy vocals twisted tight in rapturous harmony as waves of glittering guitar chords blink down from the clouds.
Frankie Rose - "Gospel Grace" (from Interstellar)
Frankie Rose - "Had We Had It" (from Interstellar)