I first discovered the music of Frankie Cosmos back in 2011 when she was still calling herself Ingrid Superstar. Somehow by the age of 17 she'd already released more music on the internet than most musicians will record in a lifetime. I found myself listening to it over and over again. I invited her to be a guest on my cable access show, and then later I released her first CD.
I asked Frankie to speak briefly about her time as Ingrid Superstar, and this is what she said:
"The Ingrid albums are a really elaborate experiment. Almost every song is about *small moments*. Many of them are written in character. Many of them are about people I don't know or relationships I didn't have anything to do with. They have the garageband "megaphone" effect on them or "reverb"...they're really silly. I messed around with the name of the project. I found out Ingrid Superstar was someone who already existed. I don't really know what else to say about them.. Ingrid is the same thing as Frankie Cosmos, just an early stage. It's all just me!"
This is pretty much everything she recorded as Ingrid. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, Ingrid Superstar (aka Frankie Cosmos, the early years).
amnesia the fifth (Pukekos)
Songs I Made. Hi (Pukekos)
songs about HIM (Pukekos)
i'mall fuced up (Pukekos)
Collaborative Farting (Pukekos)
brown cow chockmilk (patterns) (Pukekos)
Sunrise Over Interpositioned Buildings (Pukekos)
suckups vs. lovers (Pukekos)
shit about fuck (Pukekos)
the landlord LOVES restaurants! (Pukekos)
Couch Potato (Pukekos)
Jared Leto Can't Read (Pukekos)
Do you KNow my Friend JOM (Pukekos)
No Can Do (Pukekos)
sunshine over intertwined feelings (Pukekos)
ingrid you've done it again (Pukekos)
He Is Risen: DANK (Pukekos)
and it made me cry for a long time and i dont like crying (Pukekos)
in yr dreams (Pukekos)
The Artist Formerly Known As Ingrid (Pukekos)
rings left by cups on black tables (Pukekos)
i'm bad news (Pukekos)
skinned elbow = now you're cool (Pukekos)
i've never been in love before baby, pretend i'm slick (Pukekos)
yellow single (Pukekos)
long thin monster single (Pukekos)