Tag: Astronauts Etc.

Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32

Weekend Showcase 4.32 edition is the perfect end-of-summer playlist, featuring explosive rockers, groovy pop and disco tunes, intimate ballads, and some grand experimental fare. Eleven countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The […]

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Astronauts, etc. – ‘Living in Symbol’ (album review)

Astronauts, etc. – ‘Living in Symbol’ (album review)

Living In Symbol by Astronauts, etc. More than six years ago, Anthony Ferraro, under the name Astronauts, etc., casually and with little fanfare released “Mystery Colors”, which became one of 2012’s surprise hit. He followed that up with a few more singles, including one of the decade’s most outstanding tracks, “Coldboy”. For the long-time keyboardist of Toro y Moi, whose […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.24

Weekend Showcase 4.24

On this first weekend of summer, the Weekend Showcase 4.24 edition provides 44 cool new music tunes to suppress the heat and fill up the car with brilliant tunes for the road trip. Artists and bands from 12 countries occupy the playlist, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th

The Matinee ’18 June 19th spreads the love of music from across the globe, although there is a strong Aussie flavor to today’s mini-playlist. There is also a noticeable retro bent to the songs, but there are a couple that are “futuristic” in their orientation. If you listen to all nine songs, they could form the soundtrack to a Netflix […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.20

Weekend Showcase 4.20

Forty-two (42) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.20 edition. It’s an eclectic mix of songs on the mega-playlist. There’s something for everyone. Twelve countries are represented, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th

The Matinee ’18 May 25th edition has some fun and entertaining new tunes plus a couple of softer, more relaxing tracks. If you’re heading off for the long weekend, we wish you a fun but safe time. And of course, bring plenty of great music, and hopefully the songs below will populate your playlist.   Albinos Congo – “Double Your […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.09

Weekend Showcase 2.09

The playlists we’ve featured each week have been pretty special, but the one for the Weekend Showcase 2.09 just might be the best one yet. It features a wide-spectrum of music – indie rock and old school rock ‘n roll, indie-pop and electro-pop, alt-folk and traditional folk, shoegaze and psychedelic pop. Fifty-six (56) songs are on the playlist, featuring artists […]

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Rendition, episode 2.09

Rendition, episode 2.09

Rendition, episode 2.09 features three remixes that will make your heart skip a beat, but it all begins with a complete reinterpretation of one of our favorite songs from 2015.   Astronauts, etc. – “I Know” (Harriet Brown – Alternate Reality Island Vacation Version) (Oakland & Los Angeles, USA) Anthony Ferraro’s project as Astronauts, etc. has long been a personal […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

We’ve come to the last week of the year, making it the perfect time to reflect on our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. We’ve collectively heard well over 1,500 albums, but we fully are aware that this represents probably 2% or 3% of all the albums released this year. As such, we never could produce a “best albums” list, but […]

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Astronauts, etc. – “Mind Out Wandering”

Astronauts, etc. – “Mind Out Wandering”

For three, maybe four years, Anthony Ferraro has been releasing music under the aptly-named moniker Astronauts, etc. In that time, he’s primarily focused on creating cascading dream-pop and R&B-infused electro-pop, such as on his awesome 2013 single “Coldboy”. In his spare time, he moonlights as the keyboardist in Toro y Moi‘s touring band, leaving little time to fully focus on […]

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Weekend Showcase – May 8th Edition

Weekend Showcase – May 8th Edition

This week, we feature 21 tracks to get you through the weekend. We have two firsts – bands from Moscow and Kuwait make the list. In addition, we have an awesome singer-songwriter from a town that Ben grew up in. If this is your first visit to the Weekend Showcase, some simple instructions. If you like the artist / band, […]

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Astronauts, etc. – “No Justice”

Astronauts, etc. – “No Justice”

  We’ve been fans of Anthony Ferraro’s project as Astronauts, etc. for some time, even well before we started doing The Revue. So when he and his friends released “I Know” a few weeks ago, we got all giddy, especially with its smooth ’80s vibe. They’ve now released another single, the soulful and lush, “No Justice” that is completely hypnotic, and […]

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Weekend Showcase: March 27th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 27th Playlist

It’s the weekend! And. You. Know. What. That. Means! It’s time for the Weekend Showcase, featuring some great new music from the not-so-distant future. There’s a bit of nostaglic feel to the playlist, in particular to the ’80s. If this is the first time you’re listening to the Weekend Showcase, some things to help you if you like the tracks: […]

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Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

“I Know” is the surprisingly new single from Astronauts, Etc. The project of Anthony Ferraro, who is a classically trained pianist, Astronauts, Etc. is known for creating gorgeous, melodic dream- and synth-pop. On this new single, the sublime pop of the ’80s can be heard. The single comes on the heels of Ferraro’s debut, solo EP, Sadie, which was released […]

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