It was probably only a matter of time before Frances Bean Cobain – the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole mastermind Courtney Love – dipped her toe into the ocean of the music business.
But she won’t be forming a grunge band like her dad or channeling riot grrrl into arena rock like her mom. Rather, her new endeavor sees her providing vocals for a project called Evelyn Evelyn, a concept birthed by Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer and bandmate Jason Webley.
The conceit of Evelyn Evelyn, as far as can be gathered from their MySpace page, is that the album is being delivered by a pair of conjoined twins who work in the circus. It will drop on March 30.
The 17 year-old Frances Bean Cobain was last heard from in late 2009 when she filed a restraining order against her mother after Love lost guardianship of the girl. Cobain now lives under the care of her grandmother and aunt, while Love spent most of the end of the year on Facebook ranting about her daughter. After a prolonged absence, Love is finally getting back into the music game as well. She has been playing shows and supposedly has a new album ready to go – perhaps just in time to compete with her daughter’s debut.