Colonizing the Cosmos
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Colonizing the Cosmos

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Band Pop Folk


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"Colonizing the Cosmos Album Release Show @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2/26"

“Pittsburgh born and bred indie folkers Colonizing the Cosmos triumphantly chose to take the high road with their debut LP The First Frontier, producing a sprawling, fifteen track self-proclaimed concept album about, you guessed it, the cosmos and beyond.” - Speed Of The Pittsburgh Sound

""This band is on a short list of candidates for Pittsburgh Album of the Year.""

Colonizing the Cosmos debut full length The First Frontier came out earlier this year and has gotten a tremendous response from blogs, radio stations and print in the city. indie pop-folk concept album about..well, colonizing the cosmos. This band is on a short list of candidates for Pittsburgh Album of the Year. they have a Live EP available free Here

Joy Ike is a fantastic artist, her latest album Rumors is a stunning blend of Neo soul and Piano Pop, who’s going to be playing at lillith fair in philly in a few days as well. The Wreckid’s are a husband and wife folk Duo who have put out some albums as Scotts Roger in the past. And finally, the M.O.’s are a side project of Casey Hanner of Donora and Josh Verbanets of MOIP.

also promised are “magic, dragon fighting, star sightings, artist market, food, beverage and more!” and i really hope they put something like this together again next summer because it sounds like it’s going to be incredibly fun. oh yeah it’s BYOB too. - Where Are The Bears - Pittsburgh Music Blog

"Rock the Block with WYEP with headliner Alejandro Escovedo, local opener Colonizing the Cosmos, and VIP artist Freedy Johnston"

Rock the Block with WYEPwith headliner Alejandro Escovedo, local opener Colonizing the Cosmos, and VIP artist Freedy Johnston September 18, 2010
VIP 6-11pm; General Admission 8-11pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center & Bedford Square

Rock the Block with WYEP as we turn Bedford Square into a block party. Your ticket includes food, drinks, and a night of live music.

*Tickets on sale Friday, August 6.”

VIP Party, $100, 6-11pm
Get VIP treatment with an exclusive performance by Freedy Johnston at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center, plus enjoy the Harris Grill’s frozen cosmopolitans, food and beer tasting. Ticket includes access to the outdoor party.

General Admission, $35 in advance/$40 at the door, 8-11pm
Enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, and see live performances by headliner Alejandro Escovedo, with local opener Colonizing the Cosmos.

New this year: shop for crafts from the local crafters of I Made It! Market.

This is a 21 and over event.

Tickets on sale Friday, August 6 at 10am through ProArtsTickets.
Phone: 412.394.3353

Enjoy food and drinks from: Penn Brewery, Big Dog Coffee, Borders EastSide Seattle’s Best Coffee, Bites & Brews/ The Elbow Room/ Buffalo Blues, East End Food Co-op, Franktuary, Fudgie Wudgie, The Goodie Truck, Gypsy Café, Harris Grill, Las Velas, Piper’s Pub, Turner Dairy Farms, and more.

Rock the Block benefits 91.3fm WYEP, The Station Where the Music Matters.

Spend your summer in the city with WYEP! - WYEP

""Potential to be one of the best local debuts this year""

“This band has potential to be one of the best local debuts this year. They have a great snappy sound that emulates The Mountain Goats, The Flaming Lips and Sufjan Stevens.” - Cindy Howes, Morning Mix host on 91.3fm WYEP

""Colonizing The Cosmos PACKED the WYEP Community Broadcast Center and played an amazing set.""

On Thursday May 20, 2010, Colonizing The Cosmos PACKED the WYEP Community Broadcast Center and played an amazing set. Check out the recording from that night on the recently posted Third Thursday podcast. It’s on your Mp3 player or listen below. More photos here. - 91.3fm WYEP

""Colonizing the Cosmos Combines Folk and Space-rock""

"This Pittsburgh band delivers by taking the endearing folk-pop of Paul Simon, adding the chamber-y Sufjan Stevens treatment and topping with a splash of Flaming Lips space-rock weirdness, all now captured on the band's debut, "The First Frontier." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"Bandcamp du jour: The First Frontier – Colonizing the Cosmos"

“Pittsburgh indie/folk band Colonizing the Cosmos use a variety of instruments (and non-instruments) to create a lush, textured and interesting sonic mix. Great songwriting too - and comparisons to Sufjan Stevens are pretty unavoidable (that’s a good thing in my book).” - Andrew Dubber, New Music Strategies

"Hughshows: Image Of The Day-"The Saturnine Starfarer's Society"

Going into this show, I thought from the press photos that this band was a trio. I was taken aback when TEN people ambled onstage for a fantastic set. They sounded incredible as a live band. The debut album is equally as great and although I sound like a broken record at times when describing some of these bands, I cannot wait to see them again. I also want to point out that I have never seen the studio packed with as many people that came to see this band. I am sure I am not the only one in town expecting some exciting things from them in the future. Listen to the show here. More pics here. - HughShows Redux


The First Frontier, debut album (February 2010)
Summer Solstice, a live EP (June 2010)



Colonizing the cosmos is a dream as old as humanity. And now,
with the aid of a few guitars, a banjo, a computer and a handful of musicians, that dream has finally become reality. Sort of.

It all came about in a bit of a backwards way: an attorney hums
melodies and emails them to a filmmaker friend. This filmmaker
plays just about every instrument but a trumpet and lays down
complete backing tracks. The attorney then hears the tracks and
writes the lyrics. Momentum quickly builds and a complete album is recorded over a few months (they find a trumpet player from craig’s list for the horn parts). The pair realize this is all a bit more than they first thought and there’s no way they can reproduce the music live by themselves. So they bring in a photographer friend who plays half as many instruments as the filmmaker and they all go back to pull together an inspired live version of their recorded material.

Since then, the Pittsburgh-based band has quickly gained the accolades of local press, radio and blogs. 91.3 fm WYEP has said the band "has potential to be the best local debut this year."

Colonizing The Cosmos, armed with their fifteen track concept album “The First Frontier” is now out looking for stargazers and
navelgazers alike, hoping to bring everyone together to enjoy
their dense, catchy, cosmic tunes.