by Andrew Frisicano
Spacey and adventurous, Copenhagen's The Asteroids Galaxy Tour experiments with funk, folk, soul and '60s psychedelia. The collaboration between Mette Lindberg and Lars Iversen formed recently with the exchange of demos, ideas and quirky vocals. Adding soulful horns and guitar to basic pop rhythms, the duo embodies the sound of multiple decades. The pair's vibrant sound is amplified during live performances, when The Asteroids Galaxy Tour becomes a six-piece band.The duo, who visited David Dye and the World Cafe in February, has been at SXSW all week.
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour's demo tapes quickly caught the attention of record labels, and soon enough, it was playing with big-name acts such as Amy Winehouse. Though the duo's debut album Fruit won't be released until April, it's already spawned the popular song "Around the Bend," which was featured on an iPod Touch commercial [below]. -[NPR's World Cafe]
"We caught the Asteroids Galaxy Tour, a Danish band comprised of a female singer with a horn section singing what could have been lounge music if not for the funky atmosphere of the horns." [Magnet]Tonight (March 22nd), the Asteroids Galaxy Tour comes to NYC for a Le Poisson Rouge show with Heloise & the Savoir Faire. Tickets are on sale.
Heloise & the Savoir Faire also played Highline Ballroom with Deep Red on Friday.
All tour dates, and music video and iPod Touch commercial for single "Around the Bend," below...
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - "Around the Bend" music video
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - "Around the Bend" iPod Touch commercial
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - 2009 Tour Dates
03/21: Austin, TX @ SXSW - Chop Shop Showcase at Maggie Mae's
03/22: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
03/24: Toronto, ONT @ Wrong Bar
03/25: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
03/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/28: San Francisco, CA @ 330 Ritch
03/30: San Diego, CA @ Casbah