[Slumberland; 2012]

“Interstellar” is the third track to surface from Frankie Rose’s upcoming second album of the same name. Like “Night Swim” and “Know Me,” this title track begins as a dreamy float through space, but then the pummeling percussion kicks in, with Rose’s richly impressionistic vocals soaring along for the ride. Here on “Interstellar,” the former Vivian and Dum Dum Girl has bite. More than just another ethereal throwback, Rose gazes not at her shoes but rather the sky as she pays tribute to the shoegaze greats with a raucous rock sensibility a la Asobi Seksu.

Interstellar is due for release on February 21st in the States and March 19 in Europe.

8/10