Deastro: For The “Kids”

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Deastro
I haven’t had proper time to review Detroit artist Deastro‘s debut album, Moondagger, yet. That shouldn’t be an issue though because:
A) these guys have mentioned it many a time
B) at least 2 tracks, “Parallelogram” and “Greens, Grays and Nordics” have been featured on JayeL Audio mixtapes
C) it will probably adorn numerous “Best of 2009” lists by December (mine included)
Really, its an amazing album of space-age electro-pop that gets better each time I hear it.

My only beef is with his record label, Ghostly International. How you can charge $6.88 for shipping a cd today is mind boggling and probably b.s. If it wasn’t for the fact that I felt compelled to support a musician from Michigan, I would have laughed and downloaded it from Soulseek.

Earlier this month, its was announced that Deastro’s band quit. However, Randy Chabot and whoever else decides to show up is co-headlining a tour with Max Tundra. I hope to be at the Drunken Unicorn stop in ATL.
See dates and a free EP below:
11-05 Chicago, IL – Schubas
11-07 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
11-08 Toronto, Ontario – The Drake
11-09 Montreal, Quebec – Lambi
11-10 Boston, MA – Great Scott
11-11 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11-12 Washington, DC – DC9
11-13 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
11-14 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11-16 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11-18 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11-19 Dallas, TX – The Cavern
11-20 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
11-21 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11-24 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
11-25 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
11-27 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
11-28 Seattle, WA – Nectar
11-29 Vancouver, British Columbia – Media Club

Deastro – Dead Kids (free EP) – All instrumentals, but hopefully there will be lyrics on these eventually.
Deastro – Parallelogram (free mp3)

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