January 17th, 2020 10pm Stage 1
Cosmonaut Radio planted its roots in Brooklyn in 2010 and has since stretched its branches across the country with its innovative sound, incorporating vibrant melodies and rhythmic complexities. Turning the bass up to eleven, the band requests that you let the funk and your heartbeat intertwine, creating a musical infusion fueled by Led Zeppelin, Jameson shots, and the ever-expanding universe. Growing and changing from both personal experiences and the capricious nature the current global environment, the songwriting has both structurally and thematically evolved, running the emotional gamut from joy to heartache to several spots in between.
“Creatures” is the newest project from Cosmonaut Radio. Inspired by turbulent times both within the band and globally, the EP explores feelings of uncertainty and how we choose to understand, cope with, and exorcise our personal demons. Whether it’s partying with friends or sleeping around, moments of levity are a precious commodity, but they can also lead to unforeseen consequences and, in the worst cases, irreparable damage. This EP is the product of several years of collaborative songwriting, many cuts and sonic overhauls, a few major life events, and the worldwide political and societal upheaval. “Creatures” is about learning to accept, appreciate, and grow from all of life’s experiences, grand, fleeting, depressing, joyous, or otherwise, while always knowing that the future still lies ahead, and it is whatever we make it.