Tag Archive: “Astronautalis”

Minneapolis-based musician Astronautalis promised fans that he’d release a brand new song if his music video for “Running Away From God” won a contest on mtvU.  A true man of his word, Astronautalis won the contest and released a brand new song called “Attila Ambrus” moments later. The song, inspired by a notorious Hungarian whiskey robber of the same name, shows a totally different side to Astronautalis’ forthcoming album Cut The Body Loose, out everywhere May 13. Where first single “Running Away From God” was deeply introspective, “Attila Ambrus” is it’s groovy older sibling, infusing enough elements of trad jazz and dixieland to keep the party going til sunrise.

The song is produced by Picnic Tyme (Erykah Badu) and features trombone from Bon Iver’s Reggie Pace. More than anything, “Attila Ambrus” maintains the album’s overarching theme of finding joy in the world around you despite all the bad, as Astronautalis infectiously croons “I know we got blues beating down our door, got time til sunrise so flip that deadbolt and get back out on that floor.”

Brilliantly produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan), physical pre-orders for Cut The Body Loose are available now: sideonedummy.com

Last month, Astronautalis announced a full U.S. and European headlining tour with Ceschi and Factor Chandelier that kicks off May 5 in Chicago, IL. All tickets are on sale NOW: bandsintown.com/Astronautalis.

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 6 – Madison, WI – The Majestic
May 7 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 11 – New Haven, CT – Bar
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
May 15 – Washington, DC – DC 9

May 18 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
May 19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – A4
May 21 – Zilina, Czech Republic – Stanica
May 23 – Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
May 24 – Dortmund, Germany – Sissi King Kong
May 25 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Szimpla
May 27 – Dresden, Germany – Groovestation
May 29 – Nuremberg, Germany – K4
May 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sugarfactory
June 2 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 3 – London, UK – Water Rats

June 6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
June 7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
June 9 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
June 11 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club (ALL AGES)
June 18 – Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry

July 8 – Trencin, Czech Republic – Pohoda Festival

In anticipation of his forthcoming new album Cut The Body Looseout May 13, Minneapolis-based musician Astronautalis has released a brand new single called “Running Away From God.” The video for this emotionally-charged anthem for change.

While Cut The Body Loose may seem like Astronautalis’ most aggressive album to date, to call it angry or pessimistic would be to miss the point. Named for an aspect of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral when the music guides grievers from heavy, insurmountable suffering to a full-on raucous celebration in the streets, Cut The Body Loose is the sonic equivalent of that same liberating process.

Astronautalis

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 6 – Madison, WI – The Majestic
May 7 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 11 – New Haven, CT – Bar
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
May 15 – Washington, DC – DC 9

May 18 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
May 19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – A4
May 21 – Zilina, Czech Republic – Stanica
May 23 – Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
May 24 – Dortmund, Germany – Sissi King Kong
May 25 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Szimpla
May 27 – Dresden, Germany – Groovestation
May 29 – Nuremberg, Germany – K4
May 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sugarfactory
June 2 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 3 – London, UK – Water Rats

June 6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
June 7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
June 9 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
June 11 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club (ALL AGES)
June 18 – Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry

July 8 – Trencin, Czech Republic – Pohoda Festival

 

Released today is P.O.S.’ new single “Sleepdrone/Superposition,” a track that’s intriguing by the multitude of artists involved on it which feature Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, Nicholas L. Perez. The track is singularly P.O.S. which means to expect the unexpected, something fresh and original. As usual.

 

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What may seem like a odd collaboration, Side One Dummy announced the signing of rapper Astronautalis (Andy Bothwell) for his full-length release, his fourth consecutive album produced by John Congleton, coming in 2016. He’s in good company with like-minded artists who share a punk aesthetic

While the as-yet untitled album has no exact release date yet, Astronautalis drops “Sike” off the album, which capitalizes on forward movement, keeping grounded with a sound not unlike that of Four Fists, his collaboration with Doomtree rapper P.O.S. (a project that will release a full-length effort as well.)

Take a listen to “Sike” as you wait patiently for his Four Fists and that Astronautalis solo effort next year.

David Ramos released his latest album, Sento La Tua Mancanza, today (May 29) via Fake Four, Inc. (Astronautalis, Busdriver) , the label he started alongside his brother Ceschi in 2008.  Here are a couple tracks from the album for your enjoyment:

MP3: David Ramos – “Forgotten Dance” (http://www.teamclermont.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3bad3a523aa6f569c729a0975&id+9e07b4850c&e=485d3bf741.)