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 is the third installment in their Analog Audio Series and their string of hits show no sign of slowing down. “I Disintegrate” will appear on the band’s upcoming full length and “Baby’s First Spacewalk” and “Defcon 0” are exclusive to this release. Enough with the filler, here comes the killer.
released July 8, 2014
Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and Daniel Farris in Birmingham
Lacquers cut at Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork by Aaron Draplin
supported by 4 fans who also own “Astro Analog Series Volume 3”
This is the best album of 2020. I'm glad I have it in digital format, because I would have utterly worn out any physical format.
John's subject matter is always personal, but in this album, he somehow makes the epic personal. He tells the story of the death of the ancient world in this light I've never really considered it in. He makes this random segment of late antiquity somehow unsettlingly relevant to 2020. It's an album of change, of entropy, but also of defiance, of hope. PRESS AN LP <3 lordscrubjay