Man or Astro-Man? return with their first new material in well over twelve years. In 2010, the original lineup of Birdstuff, Coco and Star Crunch reformed to play a series of live shows, and since then, they have been putting on some of the best performances of their career. This record jumpstarts a series of singles that will culminate with a full length release in the beginning of 2013. Recorded with longtime Astro cohort, Steve Albini, this first installment in the Astro Analog Series finds the band bringing their unique brand of Science Friction back to the masses in supreme form. As all their recent live shows have proven, Man or Astro-Man? haven’t missed a beat, and the newly recorded material finds the band being as inventive and propulsive as ever. “Defcon 5” and “Anti-Matter Man” will appear in some form on the impending full length and “Mr. Space” is exclusive to this release. Now put on your space helmet on and strap in.
“Anti-Matter Man”/”Mr. Space”
released July 8, 2014
Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio
Cut direct to lacquer at Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Aaron Draplin