YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Night Swim” by Frankie Rose
With her excellent recent release Interstellar, Frankie Rose steps out from beneath the shadow animals created by former band mates Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls. “Night Swim” is an urgent number that draws upon post-punk and new wave without getting sucked into a nostalgia vortex.
The video unexpectedly shifts from obvious sensuality to surreal menace, and demands a new SFW category: Not Sure If This Is Safe For Work. Between the kaleidoscopic lighting and the flesh-colored costumes, something in the water definitely does not compute.