Aug 122011

Brooklyn’s indie rocker Frankie Rose is all over the place. As a member of indie garage rock acts Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and her newest band Frankie Rose and the Outs, she has been a key part of developing the indie rock scene in Brooklyn, crafting dreamy noise rock songs for the last 8 years. Following her cover of the Strokes “Soma” earlier this summer, Frankie tackles a fellow dream pop favorite, Mazzy Star‘s 1990 track “Blue Flower.”

While not as well known as their hazy love song “Fade Into You,” the California band’s “Blue Flower” is a distorted tale of heartbreak, enveloped in a shoegazy package. Rose takes the original and makes it even that much more bittersweet and haunting, sounding like a combination of 1960s pop and 90s lo-fi. Her cover is almost even better than the duo’s 1990 original. Download it below.

MP3: Frankie Rose – Blue Flower (Mazzy Star cover)
[audio: News0811/12BlueFlower.mp3]

Find out more about Frankie Rose on her website.

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  1. The Mazzy Star version is also a cover. The song was written by Slapp Happy and appears on their 1972 debut album Sort of.

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