Ad Astra Per Aspera

Ad Astra 7" release with Drakkar Sauna / The Usaisamonster / This Is My Condition

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This is the last Ad Astra show before Kurt and Julie Lane move to NYC later this week (which is not to say they won't perform here again).Anyone who has heard Ad Astra recognizes the sound immediately: a frantic demonstration of noise and melody clashing joyously and wholeheartedly. Points of reference abound (Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead), but Ad Astra's best attribute is its ability to sound more and more like itself. The group recently recorded some songs at Chubby Smith's rural Lawrence barn and will release the second in a series of four 7-inches tonight. Listen to our podcast with Ad Astra to get up to speed on all the latest shenanigans.Drakkar Sauna's new album "Wars & Tornadoes" is a collection of Louvin Brothers covers. Songs of old-timey despair and redemption from the '40s and '50s by a couple of siblings who were torn apart by alcoholism never sounded so toe tappin'.


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