Randolph Chabot, the driving force behind Deastro, is gearing up to release his full-length debut album, Moondagger, on June 23 - but you can hear a preview of the record by heading over to Pitchfork to stream the second single, "Vermillion Plaza." It's one of my favorite cuts from the record and a good indication of what you can expect come June. Chabot's hyper electro-pop sound is entrancing and a breath of fresh air that you should experience for yourself.
Cover: Photographed by Eric Ogden for USA Network's 'Character Project' @ The Heidleberg Project Archives - Detroit, MI.
Also, while you wait, download Deastro's free EP, Grower, below, an instrumental (to use the term loosely) selection of non-album tracks Chabot said was inspired by those closest to him:
“This EP is inspired by Detroit and my friends there who I feel are a light in it. The title of it Grower represents what I feel is growing inside of peoples hearts and minds there. It is about human growth, so sometimes it can be messy or tragic all though I am not going to limit human experience to two adjectives or claim that I know the first thing about it."
Grower (Zipped album)
Oh, and tour dates:
05.23 Detroit, MI @ Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary: Detroit
06.10 New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06.12 Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
06.13 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
06.15 Cleveland, OH @ Bside Liquor Lounge
06.17 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06.18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Avenue Entry
06.21 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
06.23 Portland, OR @ Holocene
06.24 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
06.25 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland