Double Double Whammy is one of the more influential indie labels. The label is responsible for releasing the early-career music from artists like Mitski, Hovvdy, Florist, Hatchie, Kril and Great Grandpa. In honor of its 10th anniversary, Double Double Whammy is releasing a compilation where its artists cover one another. This feeling of community and mutual respect is what inspired Frankie Cosmos to cover Lomelda, and Lomelda to cover Frankie Cosmos. Lomelda (the moniker of Hannah Read) covered “Sad 2” and Cosmos (Greta Kline) took on “Slide.”
Sitting together ahead of the release of 10 Years of Double Double Whammy, Cosmos and Lomelda sat down and chatted over Zoom. In their conversation, which may or may not include some cute dogs (and a discussion about loving dogs), they chatted about their pandemic activities. Cosmos also gave an update on her new album and they talked about their worries about touring, which they say falls now on the artist. Cosmos learned about Lomelda’s sister and how they’re excited to collaborate with other artists again.
Watch their conversation below.
Our previous episodes of Artist x Artist saw longtime pals Jonah Ray and “Weird Al” Yankovic talk about the latter’s lengthy career in music and Hollywood. Sting and Shirazee spoke for the first time after the latter put his own twist on the ex-Police member’s “Englishman in New York,” aptly titled “African in New York.” Paris Jackson and Manchester Orchestra‘s Andy Hull went deep into the making of Jackson’s wilted album, which Hull collaborated with the singer-songwriter on. All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Meet Me @ the Altar spoke about the resurgence of pop punk.