The debut release from Nashville duo Sad Astronauts is starting to make some noise well ahead of the album’s anticipated 12/5/21 release. The Kickstarter crowd-fund launch for the project happened early this year, but, band members Flash E. Shepherd and Erick Cole started writing for the album in 2020 as a way to stay connected and yet stretch out creatively in the midst of the pandemic.
Sad Astronauts, as a band, marks a new balance for the two musicians who have a long history of working together in the studio and on the road in support of Kevin Max projects. But. never before have the two entered a project on such an even creative keel and the new dynamic is yielding some impressive results.
The NEXTMOSH exclusive premier of “Trick” reveals a funk-rock vibe with a strong pop hook that’s easy on the ears and bound to keep circling in your head long after the song stops playing. The VENTS Magazien premier of “Sariffina Skies,” on the other hand, is a guitar-driven rocker that leaves no question: Sad Astronauts, as a band, has successfully launched into a new orbit of music beyond what Cole and Shephard have explored before and the sounds echoing back down to the surface in their wake are well worth the flight.
“This Is Gonna Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You,” the first official single is set to debut November 5th. In the meantime, you can explore some of the songs that served as the soil out of which ADULT FEARS grew on the “Sad Astrosonics” playlist the band created on Spotify and take a look at the first official video that was premiered at the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for the album earlier this year, “In Space No One Can Hear You Weep.”
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