Premieres “Vermillion Plaza” Single On Pitchfork
Ghostly International Presents Video Profile On Randolph Chalbot
Moondagger Out June 23rd On Ghostly International
Pitchfork Premieres “Vermillion Plaza”: http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/12775-vermillion-plaza/
Ghostly International Presents Deastro : http://vimeo.com/4285195
Paste Magazines Band Of The Week: http://ghostly.com/press/deastro-artist-of-the-week-paste-magazine-01-09
Real Detroit Weekly “Artist Of The Year”: http://ghostly.com/press/deastro-artist-of-the-year-real-detroit-01-09
Follow the jump for June tour dates!
|Randolph Chabot has been making albums since he was 12 years old — now, at 22, the Detroit-based musician known as Deastro is ready for his close-up.”Vermillion Plaza” the second single from Deastro’s upcoming full-length debut Moondagger, miniaturizes the album’s best assets and shoots them out of a cannon. Plucky synth arpeggios, end-of-the-world choruses, joyously careening melody lines–it’s all there, squashed into a life-affirming three minutes and 50 seconds. When Chabot pleads for contact, singing, “Would you be my son / ’cause all of mine have died?,” it’s less a cry of self-pity than an exhilarating salute to the power of human connection.
Recently, Chicago-based photographer/videographer James P. Morse–a longtime friend and collaborator of Ghostly’s–followed Chabot around Detroit for a day and edited the footage into “Ghostly Presents: Deastro,” a video profile whose warm, colorful aesthetic matches Chabot’s energy and positivity to a T. Chabot putters around his Detroit home, visits his favorite bookstore, gushes about Isaac Asimov and Simone de Beauvoir, and plays a sweaty, packed show with his band. It’s a loving portrait of an artist who stays true to his beliefs, staying passionate, engaged, and creative in all of his endeavors.
Deastro’s full-band debut, Moondagger, arrives on June 23rd, and his “Vermillion Plaza” single — along with its B-side, a squelchy, lumbering remix by Ghostly Swim featured artist Mux Mool — drops May 12th on Ghostly International.
US June Tour Dates
June 10 – NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 12 – Brooklyn @ Studio B
June 13 – Montreal @ Le Divan Orange
June 15 – Cleveland @ Bside Liquor Lounge
June 17 – Chicago @ Double Door
June 18 – Minneapolis @ 7th Avenue Entry
June 21 – Vancouver @ Media Club
June 22 – Seattle WA @ TBD
June 23 – Portland @ Holocene
June 24 – San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill
June 25 – LA @ Spaceland http://ghostly.com/artists/deastro
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