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ASTRONAUTALIS

THE SIKE! VINYL EP (CARGO RECORDS)

ASTRONAUTALIS - THE SIKE! VINYL EP 94251
format:
1 12"
release:
16.04.2016
label:
CARGO RECORDS
genre:
Hip Hop
item ID:
94251
barcode:
4024572942519
RED AND WHITE SPLATTER VINYL! LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES FOR RECORD STORE DAY! "Sike!" is the blistering new single from Astronautalis! Produced by Grammy-winning John Congleton (St.

Vincent, Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan) and beat by Adam Pickrell (St. Vincent), it's a feisty and assertive track featuring horns by Reggie Pace (Bon Iver, No BS! Brass Band).

On vinyl "The Sike! EP" features a total of 5 songs! Beside 2 excellent non-album tracks - the Soundcloud hit "Papillion" & the live favorite "You Know What Is" - the 12" EP also includes 2 remixes of "Sike!".

"Whenever I make a record, there are always a few songs that come out nicely, but can't seem to fit on the album," explains Astronautalis (his real name is Andy Bothwell).

"Instead of seeing those songs collect dust on a hard drive, we decided to cluster them together, along with some remixes from a few of my favorite producers out there." "Subp Yao is a pretty mind blowing beat maker from the Netherlands.

I have been an obsessive fan of Bird Peterson's work since he first started ropping his legendary Drankenstein mixes for Mad Decent.

Those mixes were miles ahead of their time for rap production." Having started in music over 20 years ago as a battle rapper, Astronautalis' roots are planted firmly in hip-hop.

However, the sounds and styles throughout his discography are an animal not so easily caged.

At any point, Astronautalis touches upon shoegaze-laced indie rock, pulsating electronic, swampy Southern-influenced blues, and more.

He's worked with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan, St.

Vincent), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), members of The Riverboat Gamblers, P.O.S.

(Rhymesayers) and more to help craft his undeniably unique style. Most importantly, Astronautalis' diverse sound captures the vein-popping intensity and high melodrama of his famous live shows.

Currently settled (for now) in Minneapolis, by way of Seattle, by way of Dallas by way of Jacksonville Beach, FL; Bothwell has spent almost every waking moment of the last seven years on the road, playing shows, earning scars, collecting/giving tattoos, grinding out a cult like fan base, and living up to his proud, storied, and whiskey soaked blood line.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SIKE!
  • 1.2. PAPILLION
  • 1.3. YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS!
  • 1.4. SIKE! (SUBP YAO REMIX)
  • 1.5. SIKE! (BIRD PETERSON REMIX)