Astronomers

Astronomers

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Blend the dynamic, orchestral and epic with the toe-tapping and booty-shaking of dance-rock. Top it off with a heaping helping of a cerebral and celestially poetic theme. Garnish with some sing-along.

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Biography

An audio engineer from Dallas, a librarian from Austin, a software engineer from central Virginia, and a video gamer from Philadelphia found each other in Charlottesville, Virginia and decided to write some rock songs.

In the spring of 2009, the band began work with local producer Lance Brenner on their debut EP "THINK FAST!"
Their second release, full length "Size Matters" was released in June of 2011 and proved that the band had figured themselves out. The band draws influence from dark, epic-rock like Pink Floyd and the Velvet Teen, as well as from modern rock like Phoenix and The Strokes. Although Astronomers are easily accessible to crowds of any age or taste, some of the songs are executed almost as if they were written solely for musicians and mathematicians.

If catchy, mature songwriting is the backbone of Astronomers, then a High energy, entertaining live show would be the heart, constantly drawing viewers in and encouraging a good time for all.

Astronomers have played :
-Dewey Beach Music Conference and Popfest
-Virginia's Crozet Music Festival
-Charlottesville's Fridays After Five
-Piano's in NYC
-Exit/In in Nashville
-The Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville on opening weekend, then with We Are Scientists, and finally with Tapes n' Tapes.
-Three extended tours of the Southeastern states and Texas and numerous dates throughout the northeast

We love music.
We make music for people who love music.
The point of our music will be lost to those who only hear, but do not listen.
We are astronomers.

Discography

Alpha Demo (Dec 2008)
-self-produced

THINK FAST! (Nov 2009)
-produced by Lance Brenner (Kate Star, Trees on Fire, The Falsies)

Size Matters (May 2011)
-produced by Astronomers

Set List

Two Suns
Sharpshooter
Tatterdemalion
The Great Attractor
The Singularity
Stratagem
Fermata
My Hologram
Saccharin
Shoes
Or Maybe It's Nothing
Perpetual Emotion
In Parking Lots
A Toast to Finding Out
Vis Major

COVERS:
Bodysnatchers (Radiohead)
Wild Night (Van Morrison)
Taxman (Beatles)
Dont Stop Me Now (Queen)
Hold the Line (Toto)
1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)
Big Dipper (Built to Spill)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Reptilia (The Strokes)