SOURCE: Fuzz Club
Fuzz Club has announced that they’ll be doing a European pressing of Star 69, the fifth album from Los Angeles garage heavyweights Cosmonauts (Burguer Records). With the album out now in the US and the band currently on a run of dates with Night Beats and The Dandy Warhols – with European dates in the pipeline which may or may not coincide with a certain festival in Eindhoven – we’re really stoked to be teaming up with fellow fuzz-fiends Burger Records to release the duo’s latest album on this side of the pond.
The vinyl is due for release June 28th but in the meantime, you can stream Star 69 in full and check out the video for lead single ‘Seven Sisters’ below. A perfect insight into the new record set against hypnotizing visuals of them playing on a rooftop, ‘Seven Sisters’ is a piece of primal, visceral garage-psych that sounds like Spacemen 3, The Stooges and The Jesus & Mary Chain left out to bake in the California sun for a little too long.
Here you can read the official press release from Burguer Records
“Calling their distorted, amped sound “drug punk,” Cosmonauts are a California-based garage punk band known for their simple, physically powerful songs and punishing stage volume. Cosmonauts were formed in 2009 by guitarists Alexander Ahmadi and Derek Cowart, natives of Fullerton in Orange County. They met when a mutual friend staged a house show and the two ended up jamming together. As Cowart told a reporter, “It was almost the same fashion as when the Clash approached (Joe) Strummer. ‘I like you, but I hate your band’ is pretty much what Alex told me. I was like, ‘That’s alright. I hate my band, too.'” Teaming with bassist James Sanderson III and drummer Cole Devine, the four became Cosmonauts, and began hashing out powerful, drone-inspired guitar jams inspired by Spacemen 3, Sonic Youth, and the Velvet Underground. The group also discovered a simple way to get its trademark thick, reverb-heavy sound: using old amps and driving them as loud as possible. (As Cowart says, “The Kinks didn’t get their tones from pedals, they just blew out their amps. It sounds cooler that way.”) A few months after their first shows, Cosmonauts released their first album, a cassette-only offering issued by the hip label/record shop Burger Records that hit the street in the summer of 2010. Cosmonauts soon set out on their first tour, landed a spot at the South by Southwest Music Conference, and began releasing fresh material at a steady pace, including the cassette-only New Psychic Denim EP and a handful of 7″ singles. In 2011, Cosmonauts’ debut album was reissued on vinyl by Chicago’s Permanent Records, and the band’s many singles were compiled on a cassette-only collection, Natalie Wilson’s Arm. Their second full-length, If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, was released in 2012, and in 2013, the group reunited with Burger to release a third album, Persona Non Grata. 2016 saw the release of A-OK, Cosmonauts’ fourth full-length, which deepened their psych influences and included some mellower fare with shades of dream pop. Star 69, their fifth album, will be released on Burger Records on April 26,2019 “
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