N.A.S.A., and their worldwide debut The Spirit of Apllo, is an ongoing creative collaboration between two lifelong music aficionados, Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon, and their friends, friends of friends and musical heroes.Other N.A.S.A. collbaroators included Lykke Li, Santogold and Kanye West. Tickets are on sale for a March 12th show at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. The date is part of a larger tour. Watch the David Byrne/Chuck D/Ras Congo/Seu Jorge/Z-Trip "Money" video, and see all dates, below...
While N.A.S.A. stands for North America/South America and contains a number of superstar artists from both coasts of the U.S., it is about as far from a tension-building geographical showdown as a record can get. Rather, The Spirit of Apollo was born with the righteous goal of bringing people together through music and art, and that is exactly what masterminds Sam Spiegel (Squeak E. Clean) and Ze Gonzales (DJ Zegon) have done.
Unexpected collaborations abound on the seventeen track release. Tom Waits growls over Kool Keith, Karen O taunts while Ol' Dirty Bastard gives shoutouts to Wu Tang and N.A.S.A from the grave, and David Byrne, Chuck D and others expound on the evils of "Money." In spite of the range of performers, the pairings seem organic, inspired and make perfect sense on the first listen, never coming off as ironic or impulsive.... [RCRD LBL]
**Pitchfork.tv Video Premiere** // N.A.S.A. (aka producers Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon) assembled an all-star team for this track from their debut album The Spirit of Apollo: David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, and Z-Trip. "Money"'s agit-prop video was directed by Syd Garon & Paul GriswoldN.A.S.A. - 2009 Tour Dates
Thu 02/26 - Casbah San Diego CA
Sat 02/28 - Mezzanine San Francisco CA
Mon 03/02 - Holocene Portland OR
Tue 03/03 - Nectar Lounge Seattle WA
Fri 03/06 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN
Mon 03/09 - El Mocambo Toronto ON
Tue 03/10 - La Sala Rossa Montreal PQ
Wed 03/11 - Harpers Ferry Allston MA
Thu 03/12 - LPR New York NY
Fri 03/13 - The Barbary Philadelphia PA
Sat 03/14 - Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC