Astronauts, etc.: “Mystery Colors”
Having never been to Berkeley, California, I like to imagine that people spend their summer nights there staring into starry skies and blasting mellow tunes like his one from Astronauts, etc. from their car stereos. Sure, it’s idealistic, but Anthony Ferraro — the Berkeley native behind Astronauts, etc. — just kind of inspires that dreamy feeling with songs like this one. He lists inspirations like The Antlers and Beach House, and it’s easy to hear why: Ferraro’s croon sounds like a not-too-distant relative to Peter Silberman’s swoon-worthy vocal stylings. This song’s synth backing is hefty, its keyboard melody simple, and its guitar-and-drum loops neatly woven in to maximum effect. The accompanying video is about as intergalactic and trippy as you might expect from a guy who named his musical project after galaxy travelers. Check out song and vid below!
“Mystery Colors” is the first single off Astronauts, etc.’s debut EP Supermelodic Pulp, which will be out September 8.