The Asteroid #4

The Asteroid #4

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Spacerock from Philadelphia, PA

Biography

The Asteroid No. 4 are from Philadelphia and began in the late 1990's with a series of singles, compilations and a debut full length dubbed "Introducing the Asteroid No.4". The album was compared to all things psychedelic from Pink Floyd to early Verve. In 2000, the band began experimenting with a stripped down aesthetic. They explored abandoning what was best associated with their sound, effected guitars. Looking to the mid-60's folkrock and British Invasion artists for inspiration, they created the "Apple Street" EP. After touring with fellow Philadelphians, the Lilys, they enlisted the greatest retro-revivalist in the land. Kurt Healsey produced the EP and it's corresponding full length, "King Richard's Collectibles", on the then recently signed to, Rainbow Quartz label from New York. After several national jaunts in '02-'04, including tours with the BrianJonestownMassacre and the Sights that stretched to the West Coast and Canada, the A4 yearned to continue their quest towards the roots of what influences the music they love, psychedelia. They went on to release the late 60's-early 70's countryrock tinged "Honeyspot" on Turquoise Mountain, an imprint specifically created by RaibowQuartz's Jim McGary as a home to the band's rootsy, Gram Parsons(Cosmic American Music) obsessed excursion. Now, a few years on, the band celebrates their 10th year in existence with a new record. "An Amazing Dream", again backed by RQTZ, is slated to be released in early summer, 2006. It promises to evoke all of the group's previous recordings, specifically the psychedelic and spacerock ambitions they are best known for. This is number 4 for the number 4 and agian, a new course. Only this time it's slightly more familiar.

Discography

"Tribute to Spacemen 3" - "Losing Touch With My Mind" (Rocket Girl, UK)
"Sounds from the Philadelphia Low Orbit Lounge" Compilation - "Car Thief Millenia" (Lounge/Low Orbit)
"Psychedelphia" Compilation - "Tricks of the Trade"
"What a Sorry Way to Go / Sometimes I have to roll My Eyes 7" (Lounge Records)
"Mellow Beach / 90 Colors" 7" (Lounge Records)
"Introducing..." (Lounge Records)
"The Apple Street EP" (Lounge Records)
"King Richard's Collectibles" (Rainbow Quartz)
"Honeyspot" (Rainbow Quartz Records)
"An Amazing Dream" (Rainbow Quartz Records, due 8/22/06)