Live Video: Frankie Cosmos

photo by Niffer Calderwood (view set)

She may be young (she just turned 22 in March), but New York’s Frankie Cosmos (real name: Greta Kline) literally has too many albums to count, in that, I tried, and I got tired of counting. With album titles like the landlord LOVES restaurants! (2011) and Collaborative Farting (2011), and song titles like “little blushing girl 2009 in 2013,” Kline’s songs seem ripped from the pages of her sticker-adorned diary with her name written in puffy paint on the cover. “That’s one of the weird things of the internet generation,” she tells DJ Cheryl Waters. “Everything feels like a journal, and isn’t private.” On Next Thing, her second studio album (the others were recorded at home), Kline tackles her 20s with a thoughtful playfulness that makes you wish she was your best friend. Watch Kline and her super-group band (featuring members of Porches and Eskimeaux) in the KEXP studios, performing just a few songs from her vast catalog:

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