Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Chilean Electro-Rock Band ASTRO Self-Titled Debut September 4 2012
Chilean Electro-rock band ASTRO
Release September 4, 2012 on iTunes
Chilean indie band ASTRO gets their U.S. release with their self-titled debut album, out now on iTunes via Nacional Records.
A streaming preview of the album debuted Monday on NPR Music. The Chilean indie sensations' song “Panda” will appear in the upcoming EA Sports video game ‘FIFA 13’ as well as the new Bloomingdales television ad campaign.
Astro has earned comparisons to MGMT and Crystal Castles, while the band cites Deerhunter and Yeasayer as influences. Based in Santiago and founded in 2008, ASTRO is composed of members Octavio Cavieres, Nicolás Arancibia, Daniel Varas and Andrés Nusser.
“Lovely, melodic, reverbed falsetto, epic/dreamlike synth effects and real rock ‘n’ roll drumming.” MTV IGGY
“Designers of one of the most universally beloved indie hits to come out of South America in years (“Maestro Distorsión”), Astro is also the protagonist of one of the most divisive young careers in our Iberoamerican pop landscape.” CLUB FONOGRAMA