Out of Frequency by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Fronted by the kitschily charismatic Mette Lindberg, The Asteroid Galaxy Tour marries ‘60s vibes with ‘70s grooves on its sophomore album. Here, the group proves that the relentless retro-pop of its debut release was just an entry point into a universe of outré sounds built upon massive brass lines, quivering organs, and glitzed-up dance grooves. Lindberg’s sass and swagger blend the preening élan of Ann-Margaret and Joey Heatherton with Björk’s cosmic ferocity. Aggressive, hip-swinging numbers like “Dollars in the Night,” “Major,” and “Mafia” are packed with an embarrassment of pop hooks, driven home by blistering horns and relentless beats. “Cloak and Dagger” wraps itself in spooky spy-movie garb, while “Heart Attack” achieves the bratty bounce of a vintage new wave single. Through all the sonic costume changes, Lindberg commands the spotlight, whether she’s embracing phantom lovers (“Ghost in My Head”) or swatting at soul-sucking aliens (“Suburban Space Invader”). Out of Frequency transcends mere camp by revving up its engines with dynamic production (courtesy of Lars Iverson).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Fronted by the kitschily charismatic Mette Lindberg, The Asteroid Galaxy Tour marries ‘60s vibes with ‘70s grooves on its sophomore album. Here, the group proves that the relentless retro-pop of its debut release was just an entry point into a universe of outré sounds built upon massive brass lines, quivering organs, and glitzed-up dance grooves. Lindberg’s sass and swagger blend the preening élan of Ann-Margaret and Joey Heatherton with Björk’s cosmic ferocity. Aggressive, hip-swinging numbers like “Dollars in the Night,” “Major,” and “Mafia” are packed with an embarrassment of pop hooks, driven home by blistering horns and relentless beats. “Cloak and Dagger” wraps itself in spooky spy-movie garb, while “Heart Attack” achieves the bratty bounce of a vintage new wave single. Through all the sonic costume changes, Lindberg commands the spotlight, whether she’s embracing phantom lovers (“Ghost in My Head”) or swatting at soul-sucking aliens (“Suburban Space Invader”). Out of Frequency transcends mere camp by revving up its engines with dynamic production (courtesy of Lars Iverson).

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About The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Putting a 21st century spin on the hip late-'60s world of Burt Bacharach, Sly Stone, and Barbarella, Denmark's the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had barely let their demo out into the world before fame came calling thanks to Amy Winehouse and the iPod family. Multi-instrumentalist Lars Iversen and vocalist Mette Lindberg formed the Asteroids in 2007. Thanks to a freshly pressed demo landing in the right hands, their debut gig was an opening slot at the request of Winehouse when the superstar singer visited the duo's hometown of Copenhagen. Soon after they were signed to major-label Universal, which released their debut single, "The Sun Ain't Shining No More," in 2008. As the Asteroids were preparing their debut album and expanding their live lineup to a six-piece, their B-52's-flavored, retro-party single was featured in a television commercial for Apple's iPod Touch MP3 player. Fruit, which arrived in 2009, included "The Sun Ain't Shining No More" along with other playful tracks; by the time of the band's follow-up, 2012's Out of Frequency, the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had moved in a more expansive, sophisticated direction. They continued to refine their approach on 2014's Bring Us Together, which was released by Hot Bus Records and saw the duo incorporating hip-hop, reggae, P-funk-style funk, and a more straightforward pop into their already happily over-stuffed sound. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • FORMED
    2007

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