Astronauts, Etc.

After spending time playing keys in Toro y Moi‘s touring band, Berkeley’s multi-talented Anthony Ferraro has shared a new track as Astronauts, etc., “Fuss”. “Fuss” will appear on Astronauts, etc.’s new 6 song EP, Sadie, set for a September 6 release on LA’s Hit City, U.S.A. We’ve been following Astronauts, etc.’s work closely since his first track, “Mystery Colors”, was released almost two years ago, and there’s no doubt Ferraro’s dreamy futuristic falsetto deserves a proper release. Astronauts, etc. performs September 20 with Big Tree at Leo’s, the brand-spankin’ new venue Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, and a tour is also in the works.

Now that Toro is on hiatus from touring, the always-busy Ferraro has been able to work again with The Lawlands, where Ferraro ditches his falsetto and channels his inner Stephin Merritt. The Lawlands had been on a bit of a hiatus while Ferraro toured with Toro and drummer Shaun Lowecki was involved with Painted Palms and other projects, but they performed at Amnesia last month, and both Ferraro and Lowecki are writing and demoing new tracks. Look for new material from the Lawlands late this year or in early 2015.

Big Tree, Astronauts, etc.
Leo’s
September 20, 2014
9pm, $9-12