With their recent breakthrough album out now on NACIONAL RECORDS (Manu Chao, Tom Tom Club, Aterciopelados), Chile's Astro have scored momentous attention internationally. Often compared to a mix of Animal Collective, MGMT, and Prince they name David Bowie, Genesis, Yeasayer, Deerhunter and Ariel Pink as influences. Regardless, the music of this sprightly young quartet, a winsome melange of indie rock, South American percussion and lyrics en español, is thoroughly refreshing. "Listening to Astro is like a vacation. The synth pop-heavy music and back-to-nature imagery on this album have earned Astro the nickname "Chile's MGMT." - NPR Music´s 50 Favorite Albums of the year. "Lovely, melodic, reverbed falsetto, epic/dreamlike synth effects and real rock 'n' roll drumming." - MTV.

Astro performs in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 31 at Rickshaw Stop amongst a handful of US shows this Summer including the Latin Alternative Music Festival in NY and Lollapalooza Chicago.

w/ Miles the DJ (Popscene, LIVE105)



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