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God is an Astronaut at the Troubadour!

One of the most incredible bands you'll see all year is playing the last show in their US tour this Sunday!

God is an Astronaut
8/21/11 @ The Troubadour

Blending a cinematic sonic dreamworld with experimental rock, God is an Astronaut is one of those unique bands who are able to truly convey feeling through sound. Much like Mogwai and even Radiohead, God is an Astronaut presents musical art, rather than just mere songs.

Hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, God is an Astronaut have become one of the most widely celebrated underground post-rock, instrumental bands in the world, amassing a cult following of millions through word of mouth since their epic 2002 debut The End of the Beginning. Their newest record- 2010's Age of the Fifth Sun- is a luscious piece of sonic escapism, sucking the listener into a strange, lovely, profoundly-dimensional world, and never letting go.

Their live performances add video to the mix, providing an even more captivating experience. Catch them on their last show of this tour, before they head back over the pond!

http://www.godisanastronaut.com/

 

Here's their press release:

 

May 19, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Irish post-rock juggernauts God is an Astronaut have announced their long-awaited return to the US for a headlining tour in August.  The band will head stateside for the first time since 2008 in support of their latest album, Age of the Fifth Sun.  
   
Hailing from Glen of the Downs, Ireland, GIAA have become one of the most widely celebrated underground post-rock, instrumental bands in the world, amassing a cult following of millions through word of mouth since their epic 2002 debut The End of the Beginning.     
 
The celestial four piece, which consists of Torsten Kinsella (guitar), Niels Kinsella (bass, visuals), Michael Fenton (drums) and Jamie Dean (piano/synths), peer into the cosmos with an aurora of swelling guitars, flaring synth and exploding rhythm resulting in a beautifully intense style of post-rock that is entirely their own.  
 
With each release,  2002’s The End of the Beginning (featuring the title track “The End of the Beginning”,“From Dust and Beyond” and  “Route 666”), 2005’s All Is Violent, All Is Bright (featuring the title track “All Is Violent, All Is Bright” and “Fragile”), 2006’s EP A Moment of Stillness (featuring “Frozen Twilight”), 2007’s Far From Refuge (featuring the title track “Far From Refuge” and “Grace Descending”), 2008’s s/t God Is An Astronaut (featuring “Shadows” and “Echoes”)and 2010’s Age of the Fifth Sun, GIAA continue to push the boundaries of their craft.  
 
Dream like soundscapes give way to surging post-apocalyptic title waves of sound as the band journeys through 47 minutes of emotionally charged music that begs the imagination on the band’s latest album Age of the Fifth Sun, which features the breathtaking tracks “Worlds In Collision”“In The Distance Fading” and the title track “Age of the Fifth Sun.”  Rocksound says “it’s difficult to deny the qualities GIAA bring to the post-rock table,” while AU Magazine declares it’s “a great leap forward and a distillation of everything that makes their catalogue so compelling.”  
 
Having performed sold out shows throughout the United Kingdom and across Europe over the past few years, GIAA have finally set their sights on the US for their first tour in over three years. 
 
God Is An Astronaut Tour Dates:
Aug 4 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
Aug 5 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Aug 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Jonny Brenda’s
Aug 8 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Aug 10 – Detroit, MI – TBA
Aug 11 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Aug 13 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Aug 16 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Aug 17 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Aug 20 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Aug 21 – West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
 
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