Frankie Rose is what you might call a music lifer, having played with just about every bloggable indie-pop band — Vivian Girls! Crystal Stilts! Dum Dum Girls! — before breaking through on her own with last year’s Interstellar. On the eve of releasing her second full-length album, Herein Wild, late last month, the singer-songwriter prepared to headline the Bowery Ballroom in perhaps her biggest solo show to date, and a much-needed tune-up before embarking on a fall tour with Franz Ferdinand. We followed her before and after, tie-dying shirts at her Bushwick apartment, watching her direct a choir during soundcheck, taking in the show itself, and hearing all about it the next day at brunch. Here are the photos we got, with commentary from Frankie herself.