The more I listen to this album, the more I like it.
When most people review Frankie Rose, they invariably feel obliged to draw attention to her previous bands (Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls). But as far as I'm concerned, Frankie is the real star here. I have the impression that she is a very talented singer-songwriter who is only now beginning to find her feet.
It is a bit hard to describe the musical style of Frankie Rose and the Outs. It is clearly 60s-ish - but not the kind of stuff you see on classic Top of the Pops! Driving basslines and heavy distortion give the songs plenty of rock-n-roll oomph. At the same time, Frankie is fond of ethereal harmonies that give her music an atmospheric, spaced-out quality.
I had to listen to the samples a few times before this curious mix grew on me and the songs became really catchy. Now I have the album I love it.
Also check out Frankie's new solo album "Interstellar" (if you haven't already), in which she continues her progression from rowdy garage rock to a warmer synth-based sound.