Music Monday indeed.
We have the exclusive premiere of the anticipated EP Artificial Light by We Were Astronauts a day early (it's set for release on September 23). The smooth riffs and catchy hooks of this Boston-based indie rock band will have you on your feet in some moments, while evoking strong emotions in others. It's not surprising to learn that We Were Astronauts draws heavy influence from legendary Southern-style stadium rockers, Kings of Leon. Their sound is big, bold, and rich, just like that of their rock star icons.
This moment has been a long time coming for the quartet who, since forming in 2011, have been working to develop a distinct sound of their own. Before Antonio Casasanta (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Corrigan (guitar, vocals), Chris Rando (bass, vocals), and Steve Paddock (drums) got together over three years ago, they were accumulating individual experience within other bands. The skillful product Artificial Light explores many sectors of the rock genre, often crossing into pop. The albums is fun, heartfelt, and will appeal to just about any listener. It's got the touch of seasoned hands like production legend Warren Huart (known for producing albums for Aerosmith, The Fray, and Augustana), and recording engineer veteran Phil Allen (Grammy winning engineer of Adele’s 21), this album holds heavy promise.
Stream Artificial Light and if you like what you hear pre-order here!