If you know me, you know that I’m a sucker for animation so when I saw The Astronots’ latest video, “Wondering Eyes”, I was instantly hooked. Garnished in 60’s melodies along with a visually enchanting video, the band has definitely proven that music can be refreshingly fun. The song narrates the true story of a couple who despite their fairy tale wedding, were living a complete lie.
“Wandering Eyes”, latest video from The Astronots:
Spearheaded by its founding members, Niko Giaimo (Vocals/Guitar) and Allee Futterer (Vocals/Bass), the two are established musicians in their own right. Futterer has had years of cutting her musical teeth by backing some of the biggest names in the Los Angeles music scene, while Giaimo was an integral member of the scoring team behind productions such as Dexter and Dishonored II. The two come together on The Astronots, combining elements of their quintessential Los Angeles upbringing, classic rock, and west-coast cool. Now completed by guitarist Eddie Campbell, the group continues to wow audiences across the nation.
“We really wanted to capture something honest. The songs cover a variety of issues.. school/public mass shootings, anxiety, drinking, love, pain, passion, cheating.. I think we managed to create individual genuine stories in each song. I think the theme would be honest perspective on many of life’s challenges” — The Astronots
The Astronots’ palpable garage sound has lent itself to placements on film and TV, as well as curated playlists and blogs. Their song, “Black Milk” from their 2017 E.P, Strange Terrain, was featured on the CBS hit television show Life in Pieces while “Begging for More”, was placed in Andrew Garfield’s 2018 feature film, Under The Silver Lake.
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