Washington, DC-based retro-futurists The Galaxy Electric experiment with psychedelic pop from the space age and around the globe. A self-taught sound engineer, Augustus mans the static-emitting machines that allow Jacqueline’s lounge-inspired vocal machinations to soar on their debut effort, Everything is Light and Sound, released in 2016.
Dedicated to creating a better tomorrow, The Galaxy Electric are committed to a DIY aesthetic that focuses on a sustainable approach. Outdated technologies and new life in their hands, otherwise laid up in a landfill. Their music is more than the sound you hear, it is a way of being that respects Earth and all living things. We are, after all, simply stardust.
Currently hard at work in their project studio, The Galaxy Electric are gathering samples, splicing tape, and engaging in signal processing to tune into just the right frequency for a series of EPs they plan to release over the course of a year, starting with Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday, due out November 9. The new EP series will be performed live, and fully improvised to 1/4” analog tape, in the automatic style of surrealists from the turn of the 20th Century, like Joan Miró and André Breton.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the title track for their new EP, “Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday.” This is what the band had to say about it:
“In this video, for the title track to our new EP, Tomorrow Was Better Yesterday, we explore what remains of the past’s vision of the future at the site of the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York, through the lens of space travelers who have only just returned to Earth expecting to find flying cars and all the innovations the Fair promised for the 21st Century. The director, Jen Meller , filmed on Super 8 with a single roll using only in-camera effects and no edits. The entire EP was improvised live to 1/4″ analog tape, in keeping with the principles of surrealist automatism.”?
Photo by Jen Meller