‘A-OK!’ out August 19th on Burger Records
Today on Noisey, Cosmonauts announce their new album A-OK! out August 19th on Burger Records. They share the first track and video “Party at Sunday” from their upcoming album. Check out Cosmonauts on their US tour, dates below.
Cosmonauts came into being in 2009 in outer space or Orange County, depending on the way you like to look at things. The band was originally formed by Derek Cowart and Alexander Ahmadi after he heard Cowart play a Spaceman3 song solo at a show in their home town of Fullerton, CA. The two were students at different high schools but as it turned out, of the same musical school of thought: two lovers of lofi, adorers of the atmospheric, kindred poploving spirits. The two bonded over the Velvet Underground and Brian Jonestown Massacre, and quickly turned their mutual appreciation club into a band. Cosmonauts have been making music ever since, picking up bassist James Sanderson and a host of different drummers along the way (the spot is currently filled by Mark Morones). Now residing in Los Angeles, they’ve put out a number of releases through Burger Records and various other labels.
They’ve toured extensively through the US and Europe, and played alongside Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Pixies, Slowdive, Black Lips, Belle & Sebastian, and more, though Cosmonauts don’t exactly fit neatly into the fabric of their scene: too psychedelic to be punk, too punk to be psychedelic, and too absorbed in making their own brand of music to care.
10/5 – El Paso, TX – Monarch w/ Ex Cult
10/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
10/18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
10/19 – Chicago, IL – East End
10/24 – Portland, OR – Baker Ballroom
10/25 – Vancouver, B.C. – The Cobalt
10/28 – San Francisco – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Street Date: August 19, 2016
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3. Party at Sunday
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