Frankie Cosmos offer fans the chance to co-write an album, add more tour dates, keep the tour real band members-only

Frankie Cosmos offer fans the chance to co-write an album, add more tour dates, keep the tour real band members-only
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Despite the recent presence of a backing band, let’s not act like anyone but principal songwriter Greta Kline has the final say when it comes to the details of any new Frankie Cosmos album. (Sure, Sub Pop may have some influence, given its status as FC’s newfound label sponsor, but if Kline herself declares a preference for poodles in bathtubs instead of corgis or Alaskan Malamutes, everyone basically has to acquiesce.) So let’s just assume that when Kline puts out the call to get non-traditional band members — a.k.a. the general public — a.k.a. YOU — involved in an album-creating process, similar amenability laws apply.

And this is all handy info to know, since something called “An Induced Album” has just been unveiled via the Frankie Cosmos website, offering Y-O-U the chance to share the credits, if not actual studio space!

Essentially, “An Induced Album” starts off as loose instructions, written by Kline, for six tracks; and then YOU are supposed to fill in the blanks where room is given for your own creative contributions. It’s just a fun thing not meant to be taken too seriously (I don’t think), but the hope on Kline’s part is to ultimately make a YouTube playlist off all the album variations that get composed by us un-famous plebs.

If you’re so inclined, check the details here. “There are no ultimate versions of these songs, only infinite versions.” Who knows? This could be your big break!

On a much less PERSONAL note, Frankie Cosmos have also extended their tour in support of Vessel through October 7. You can check out all the new dates below…but unfortunately, that’s the extent of their interactivity.

Frankie Cosmos w/o you:

07.14.18 - Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
07.15.18 - Port of Menteith, UK - Doune The Rabbit Hole
07.27-29.18 - Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase
08.17.18 - Paredes de Coura, Portugal - Vodafone Paredes de Coura
08.19.18 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
08.21.18 - Belfast, UK - Voodoo
08.22.18 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
08.23.18 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
09.13.18 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
09.14.18 - Durham, NC - Motorco
09.15.18 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
09.16.18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
09.17.18 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
09.19.18 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
09.20.18 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar
09.21.18 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
09.22.18 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
09.23.18 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co.
09.24.18 - Oklahoma CIty, OK - Tower Theatre
09.26.18 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
09.27.18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Back Room, Colectivo
09.30.18 - Detroit, MI - El Club
10.01.18 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
10.02.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo
10.03.18 - Harrisburg, PA - HMAC Stage on Herr

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