Saturday, June 27, 2009
Deastro - Keepers + Moondagger
It might sound like a backhanded compliment, but the reason I know Deastro's music is so goddamn good is because every time I listen to him I can't help but think to myself "fuck, I should hate this". The thing is, despite all the synth-poppy goodness (which undoubtedly will have some whispering Postal Service comparisons under their breath) I can't bring myself to even mildly dislike Deastro. I'll even go so far as to say he might be the most interesting musician pumping out tunes from Detroit currently, and the shining star of the well-respected Ghostly International label. All this and I don't even think the guy can drink legally in the states yet. Not bad. Keepers is a "best of" selection of sorts from Deastro's 4578237589234589234 bajillion unreleased/self-released tunes. Moondagger, his latest proper full length, takes Deastro's space pop symphonies to new heights. Just download and listen and friends, I promise you'll enjoy what you hear.