After sharing "I Know" and "No Justice" earlier this spring, Oakland's Astronauts Etc have shared another new track from their debut album Mind Out Wandering. Astronauts Etc "Eye to Eye" is one more glimpse of what's shaping up to be one of the best albums out of the Bay Area thus far into 2015. The subtle grooves, tight riff, hypnotic continuity and Ferraro's settling vocals build on the previous two singles.
For those new to Astronauts Etc, the Oakland band is helmed by Anthony Ferraro (keys in Toro y Moi), and features Bells Atlas' Derek Barber & Doug Stuart, Waterstrider's Scott Brown and Aaron Gold. Mind Out Wandering was recorded live to tape at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone studios. The album is out 9/18 via Hit City, you can pre-order it here. Astronauts Etc have a handful of tour dates this full along with a full tour joining Toro y Moi this fall. All dates below.
Astronauts Etc Tour Dates
06.30.15 – San Francisco @ The Rickshaw Stop 07.02.15 – Santa Cruz @ Crepe Place 07.07.15 – Los Angeles @ The Echo 07.08.15 – Fresno @ Strummers 07.10.15 – San Diego @ Seven Grand 07.11.15 – Phoenix @ Crescent Ballroom 07.12.15 – Las Vegas @ Beauty Bar 07.13.15 – Reno @ Holland Project
September 19 Portland, OR Revolution Hall* September 21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom* September 24 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights* September 25 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre* September 26 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s* September 27 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme* September 28 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom* September 29 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room* September 30 Burlington, VT Higher Ground* October 1 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg* October 2 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg* October 3 Richmond, VA The National* October 4 Baltimore, MD Rams Head* October 6 Charleston, SC Music Farm* October 7 Athens, GA Georgia Theater* October 8 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live* October 9 Tampa, FL State Theatre* October 12 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall* October 13 New Orleans, LA Republic* October 14 Birmingham, AL Saturn* October 15 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall* October 16 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room* October 17 Columbia, MO The Blue Note* October 18 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre* October 19 Omaha, NE Waiting Room* October 21 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre* October 22 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre* October 23 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom*
*with Toro y Moi