Frankie Cosmos and Long Neck Free at Stevens Institute Hoboken

Poster art by Kelly McGowan and Emma Murphy.

There are three bands playing at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken for FREE tonight presented by WCPR – Castle Point Radio & Theta Phi Alpha – Gamma Chi.

Jersey City Height’s Lily Mastrodimos performs under the moniker Long Neck. I managed to catch her perform with her full band at The Citizen in Jersey City a few months ago.

She has a very DIY low-fi, introspective vibe to her. Her influences range from all the Crutchfield sisters material (Waxahatchee, Swearin’, P.s. Eliot), and some of her songs remind me of Liz Phair’s slower material on Exile in Guyville.

She is quite prolific, and my favorite release is 2015’s Heights. One of my favorite tracks is Ludlow (on another album) which was recorded “during a rainstorm in upstate NY, with vocals done in a biology lab when no one was around.”

Here she is performing Broken Ring at Shea Stadium.

I don’t know much about the second band Rest Ashore other than that I like their vibe, and that they’re from Hoboken, so that’s good enough for me.

Greta Kline goes by Frankie Cosmos, and at 22 is established in the DIY indie-pop scene, evidenced by headlining shows at the Bowery Ballroom. Fun fact – her parents are Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates.

Frankie Cosmos has two full lengths — Zentropy in 2014, and Next Thing, which came out this year.

Here’s a track from Next Thing called Is It Possible / Sleep Song. It’s catchy, head-boppy stuff.

They came out with an EP in 2015 called Fit Me In. All four songs are synth heavy with my favorite being Sand, which would perfectly in place at the end of a John Hughes movie. It clocks in at only 49 seconds, which leaves me wanting for more.

Friday, December 2
Jacobus Lounge – Stevens Institute of Technology – Hoboken NJ
Door at 7:00
Show at 7:30


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