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...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. [says Ghostly International]

That single is posted above, and in addition to that new record, Deastro recently release a free digital EP, titled Grower, which is now up on his blog.

Deastro, last in Brooklyn for the opening of Williamsburg venue Bruar Falls on March 27th, heads out on a June North American tour this summer in support of Moondagger. That includes two NYC shows. The first is at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale. The next is two days later, on Friday, June 12th, at a Northside Festival show at Studio B. That late show (happening after Sunset Rubdown, Witches and Elfin Saddle at the same venue) is Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash. Also on the bill are Lusine, Michna and DJ Mike Servino. Tickets to that gig are still on sale. Four-day fest passes, also on sale, will get you in too (capacity permitting).

Deastro also plays the Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary party happening in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday, May 23rd. The label recently followed him around for a "Ghostly Presents: Deastro" short film. You can read more about that, and watch the video, and check out all tour dates, below....

Ghostly International 10th Anniversary

Ghostly International Presents...Deastro

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 @ Be - Proud Gallery 09.05.09

Deastro - 2009 Tour Dates
May 23 - Detroit, MI @ Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary
June 05 - Pontiac, Michigan @ Crofoot Ballroom #
June 10 - NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 12 - Brooklyn @ Studio B
June 13 - Montreal @ Le Divan Orange
June 15 - Cleveland @ Bside Liquor Lounge
June 16 - Toronto @ The Drake
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
July 03 - Detroit @ City Fest
# w/ Silent Years, Manna and Quail and Summer Pledge CD Release Party

Deastro - 2010 "Tour Dates"
Jan 1 Mercury the Solar system Skyfest Caloris Basin
Jan 2 Venus the Solar System Skyfest Gula Mons
Jan 3 Mars Solar System Skyfest Valles Marineris
Jan 4 Jupiter the Solar System Skyfest Genetropolis
Jan 4 Jupiter the Solar System Skyfest Genetropolis
Jan 5 Saturn the Solar System Skyfest (on the moon Titan) Titantica
Jan 6 Uranus the Solar System Skyfest The Outermost Epsilon Ring
Jan 7 Neptune The Solar System Skyfest The Great Dark Spot
Jan 10 Pluto and Charon The Solar System Skyfest Plutonia!
Dec 25 In Outer Space Detroit, Michigan

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