Astronautalis Shares New Track ‘Attila Ambrus’ Taken From New Album ‘Cut The Body Loose’

April 19, 2016


Astronautalis Shares New Track ‘Attila Ambrus’

Taken From New Album ‘Cut The Body Loose’
Released 13th May 2016 Through Cargo Records

“Forget about labels and just listen.” – Alt Press
“This Is Our Science may end up being more than the best work Astronautalis has done–it may be one of the best of the year” – Punk News
“You have to break before listening to any other music, so you don’t interrupt the sense of peace and joy you get after this record ends.” Consequence Of Sound
Astronautalis has unveiled the new single, ‘Attila Ambrus’, taken from the new album ‘Cut The Body Loose’.
Throughout last week, Astronautalis had been encouraging his fans to vote on an mtvU contest where he would release a new song if he won… and, he won!
Astronautalis will now receive a week’s playlisting of the single, ‘Running Away From God’ on mtvU and as a thanks to his fanbase for helping, he has shared ‘Attila Ambrus’ here:

Astronautalis will be playing two exclusive shows in the UK at Water Rats, London on the 2nd and 3rd June 2016.

Having his roots planted firmly in hip-hop the sounds and styles of Astronautalis are an animal not so easily caged. At any point he touches upon shoegaze-laced indie rock, pulsating electronic, swampy Southern-influenced blues, and more. Beside his ongoing collaboration with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton he has worked with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), members of The Riverboat Gamblers and P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) amongst others to help craft his undeniably unique style.

While ‘Cut The Body Loose’ may seem like Astronautalis’ most aggressive album to date, to call it angry or pessimistic would be missing the point. Named after an aspect of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral when the music guides grievers from heavy, insurmountable suffering to a full-on raucous celebration in the streets, ‘Cut The Body Loose’ is the sonic equivalent of that same liberating process. The scene of the album is set early with the gritty, glitchy opener “Kurt Cobain” which is as much a call to arms as it is a mission statement. ‘Cut The Body Loose’ exists in a space between heartache and acceptance, and that duality is evident in songs like “You Know What It Is,” which starts as a downbeat critique of music and pop culture in general before exploding into a joyful, horn driven celebration of life. Like life, there’s plenty of inherent variety, which is why there’s room for ominous, ethereal bangers like “Kudzu” or the piano driven, downbeat hiphop ballad “Boiled Peanuts,” an ode to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The standout single “SIKE!” is a feisty and assertive track featuring horns by Reggie Pace (Bon Iver, No BS! Brass Band) that The A.V. Club declares is “brimming with energy and befitting of its exclamation point.” When Astronautalis commands the audience to “turn it up ’til it shakes the rafters” on the emotionally-charged anthem “Running Away From God,” it’s not a metaphor, it’s time to tear the room apart. On the surface, ‘Cut The Body Loose’ centers around themes of loss, disappointment, and struggle but in the end, it is really about finding redemption, triumph and catharsis in the face of all of that sadness.

1. Kurt Cobain
2. 1515 Washington
3. Running Away From God
4. Kudzu
5. Guard The Flame
6. In The Tall Grass
7. Attila Ambrus
8. Forest Fire
9. Cut The Body Loose!
10. Sike!
11. Boiled Peanuts

‘Cut The Body Loose’ will be released on Friday 13th May 2016 on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download through Cargo Records.


Astronautalis on tour:

May 05    Schuba’s    Chicago, IL
May 06    Majestic Theater    Madison, WI
May 07    The Loving Touch    Detroit, MI
May 11    BAR    New Haven, CT
May 12    Boot & Saddle    Philadelphia, PA
May 13    Great Scott    Allston, MA
May 14    Rough Trade    Brooklyn, NY
May 15    DC9    Washington, DC
May 18    Arena    Vienna, Austria
May 19    Dürer Kert    Budapest, Hungary
May 20    A4    Bratislava, Slovakia
May 21    Stanica    Zilina, Slovakia
May 23    Studio 672    Cologne, Germany
May 24    Sissi King Kong    Dortmund, Germany
May 25    Badehaus Szimpla    Berlin, Germany
May 26    Vega    København V, Denmark
May 27    Groovestation    Dresden, Germany
May 29    K4    Nuremberg, Germany
May 31    
Sugarfactory    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 01    Le Pop-Up du Label    Paris, France
Jun 01    Pop-Up du Label    Paris, France
Jun 02    Water Rats    London, United Kingdom
Jun 03    Water Rats    London, United Kingdom

Jun 06    Barboza    Seattle, WA
Jun 07    Mississippi    Portland, OR
Jun 09    Oakland Metro    Oakland, CA
Jun 10    The Satellite    Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11    Slidebar    Fullerton, CA
Jun 17    Turf Club    St Paul, MN
Jun 18    7th St Entry    Minneapolis, MN
Jul 05    Rock For People    Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

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