Sunday, May 24, 2009


Add Date: May 26

Artist: Deastro

Album: Moondagger

Label: Ghostly International

Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Synth Pop

Comments: "When Randolph Chabot, the 22-year-old auteur behind Deastro is asked about the title of his new album, he recounts a dream about a prince, a kingdom, an evil King of Darkness, and a search for the mythical 'Moondagger,' the bearer of which wields the ultimate power. ... Thankfully the mercurial, prolific Chabot still seems blissfully unaware of his music's genreless-ness. Thick, atmospheric production obscures bright, starry-eyed melodies; ecstatic synth squiggles dance around new-wave beats on songs about Nordics, toxic crusaders, and geometric shapes; arrangement ideas bounce off one another with ambitious song structures that swerve left, then right, then left again."

Joyful electro-pop/indie-rock with a sort-of '80s vibe. For fans of Panda Bear, M83 and U2?
Listen to "Daniel Johnston Was Stabbed in the Heart with the Moondagger by the King of Darkness and His Ghost Is Writing This Song as a Warning to All of Us" or "Kurgan Wave Number One."

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